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Senate Confirms Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor

On April 27, 2017, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor by a vote of 60-38. Secretary Acosta was sworn into office one day later. The confirmation completed President Donald Trump's cabinet.

USCIS Completes Data Entry of All Selected FY 2018 Cap-Subject H1B Petitions

On May 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H1B cap-subject petitions selected in the H1B lottery. Accordingly, the USCIS will begin returning H1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected...

New Budget Funds Key Immigration Programs Through September 30, 2017

On May 5, 2017, President Donald Trump signed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30, 2017. The legislation extends key immigration programs.

August 2017 Visa Bulletin

On July 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the August 2017 Visa Bulletin. The monthly Visa Bulletin contains final action dates and filing dates for the family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visa preference categories.

President Trump States That He Would Stick With List of Potential Nominees for Future SCOTUS Vacancy

President Donald Trump told the Washington Times in an interview that in the event another Supreme Court seat opens, he would pick a nominee from his campaign list of potential nominees.

DHS Announces Creation of VOICE Office

On April 26, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced the launching of a new office for victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens. In this post, I analyze the announcement of the VOICE office and explain its purpose and limitations.

Latino Immigration in Nevada is Not What It Appears

The White House ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations has temporarily taken attention away from Latino immigrants to America.

DHS OIG and USCIS Issue Scam Alerts

On April 26, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an important alert titled "Scam Alert: DHS OIG Hotline Telephone Number Used in Scam to Obtain Personal Information."

USCIS Assists in Investigation Leading to Conviction in Large Marriage Fraud Scheme

On April 25, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an interesting news post titled "USCIS Assists in Investigation Leading to Conviction of Imposter Attorney in Marriage Fraud Scheme."

Know Your Rights During Immigration Raid

Know Your Rights During Immigration Raid.

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