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Sierra Leone Suspends Intercountry Adoption Cases Until April 30

On March 22, 2019, the Government of Sierra Leone notified the DOS that it had temporarily suspended all intercountry adoption cases until April 30, 2019.

EOIR Seeks Comment on Changes to Rules and Procedures Regarding Representation in Immigration Proceedings

On March 27, 2019, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) published advance notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comment in the Federal Register (FR) at 84 FR 11446 (Mar. 27, 2019).

SEVP Publishes Reminder About STEM OPT Reporting Requirements

On March 21, 2019, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published a reminder about STEM OPT reporting requirements for F1 students on STEM OPT extensions.

DAG Rosenstein Addresses New Immigration Judges

On March 15, 2019, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered remarks at the investiture ceremony for 31 new immigration judges. The Deputy Attorney General’s (DAG) remarks focused on the enforcement of immigration laws and the asylum backlog.

Supreme Court to Consider Whether States Can Prosecute Identity Theft With Information Included in Form I-9

On March 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear an interested immigration-related case in Kansas v. Garcia, Docket No. 17-834.

Designated Site for Libyan IV Processing Now U.S. Embassy in Tunis

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that the U.S. Embassy in Tunis is now the primary site for processing immigrant visas for Libyan nationals living in Libya. The designated site for Libyan nationals living in Libya was previously the U.S. Embassy in Casablanca, Morocco.

USCIS Receives Sufficient Number of H1B Petitions to Reach FY 2020 Regular Cap

On April 5, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the 65,000 H1B visa regular cap for FY 2020.

IV Processing for Venezuelan Residents Transferred to U.S. Embassy in Bogota

On February 26, 2019, the Department of State (DOS) announced that the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, has suspended routine visa services due to the departure of non-essential personnel from the Embassy.

I AM NOT A U.S. CITIZEN. DO I NEED ESTATE PLANNING?

The short and definitive answer is - ABSOLUTELY!

President Trump Formally Recognizes that the Golan Heights is Part of Israel

On March 25, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an historic Presidential Proclamation making official the United States’ recognition of the Golan Heights as part of Israel. In this post, I examine the reasoning behind this welcome and historic decision.

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