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President Trump Issues Memo on Asylum in Proceedings, Asylum Fees, and Asylum EADs

On April 29, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a Memorandum for the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security titled “Presidential Memorandum on Additional Measures to Enhance Border Security and Restore Integrity to Our Immigration System.”

USCIS Completes Data Entry for FY 2020 Cap-Subject H1B Petitions Selected in Lottery

On May 17, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had completed data entry for all FY-2020 H1B cap-subject petitions selected in the H1B lottery.

June 2019 Visa Bulletin

On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the Visa Bulletin for June 2019.

DHS OIG Issues Fraud Alert

On May 20, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an important fraud alert warning individuals about a virulent scam.

Honduras Ratifies the Hague Adoption Convention

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) noted that Honduras ratified the Hague Adoption Convention on March 6, 2019.

New Russian Bribery Enforcement Statistics

Hannes Lubitzsch published an interesting post on Russian bribery enforcement statistics at the FCPA blog. In this post, I examine his analysis and discuss ways it can be relevant to certain types of immigration petitions and applications.

President Trump Directs DOS to Develop Policies to Combat Visa Overstays

On April 22, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a presidential memorandum titled “Presidential Memorandum on Combating High Nonimmigrant Overstay Rates.”

Acting DHS Secretary Designates New Senior Official at CBP

On April 15, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan designated John P. Saunders as the senior official performing the functions and duties of the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

DOJ Charges Judge and Court Officer With Assisting Alien In Evading ICE Arrest

On April 25, 2019, the United State Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced charges against a local judge and a court officer for helping an alien who was in the United States illegally escape the court building...

USCIS Ending Forms Request Line Service on June 1

On June 1, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will end its Form Request Line service. The Form Request Line allowed individuals to order USCIS forms by phone.

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