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December 2018 Visa Bulletin and Adjustment of Status Filing Charts

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of State published the Visa Bulletin for December 2018. The Visa Bulletin for December 2018–like all other visa bulletins–contains final action dates and dates for filing for the family-sponsored and employment-based preference categories for that month.

Immigration Aspects of New Trump Memorandum on Cuba Policy

On June 16, 2017, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum to his administration titled “Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba.” On October 20, 2017, the memo was published in the Federal Register (FR) at 82 FR 48875.

Ukrainian Government Requests that U.S. Adoptive Parents Submit Required Post-Adoption Reports

On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued a notice reminding adoption service providers and adoptive parents of Ukrainian children to comply with Ukraine’s post-adoption reporting requirements.

Overview of Border Security Statistics for FY 2017

On December 5, 2017, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the Southwest Border Migration statistics for fiscal year 2017. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also released national border security statistics.

USCIS Not Considering Changes to Extensions of H1B Stay Beyond 6-Year Limit

On January 9, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated to a news outlet by stating that it “is not considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the United States...

New USCIS Mission Statement

On February 22, 2018, the Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), L. Francis Cissna, issued a new USCIS mission statement. The new USCIS statement reflects the immigration priorities of the Trump Administration.

Government Resumes Accepting Certain DACA Requests in Response to Court Order

On January 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has resumed accepting requests for renewal under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in response to a court order.

DOJ Settles With Pro-Israel Group Over IRS Targeting Allegations

Here, I will post about an interesting conclusion to a non-immigration story. On February 1, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Z Street, a pro-Israel non-profit organization...

CBP Reports Sharp Increase in Apprehensions/Inadmissibles at SW Border in March 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported a sharp rise in March of 2018 in both the number of individuals apprehended along the Southwest border and the number of individuals determined by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to be inadmissible at the Southwest border.

Defense Secretary Mattis Indicates that DOD is Looking for Ways to Save MAVNI

As of February 21, 2018, the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program remains suspended, and there is no official word on when or even if the program will be resumed.

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