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Archived article: 30/60 Day Rule

In order to obtain a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. consulate, an applicant must satisfy consular officers that he or she is eligible for the status being sought.

USCIS Releases New Statistics After "Hire American" Executive Order

On October 12, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has posted new data about employment-based nonimmigrant visas and employment authorization documents on its website.

Supreme Court Dismisses One of Two Challenges to President Trump's Executive Order 13780

On October 10, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed one of the two challenges to President Donald Trump’s March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13780.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to EOIR On "Fraud and Abuse" in the Asylum System

On October 12,2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks to the Executive Office for Immigration Review.His remarks focused primarily on “fraud and abuse” in the asylum system.In this post, I will briefly examine the key portions of Attorney General Sessions’ remarks.

Justice Gorsuch Pens Interesting Statement On Issue Involving Chevron Deference

On October 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a petition for certiorari (to hear the case) in Scenic America, Inc. v. Department of Transportation, Docket No. 16-739. Scenic America sought review of a decision of the United States Court of Appeals...

Supreme Court Dismisses Last Remaining Challenge to Executive Order 13780

On October 24, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed the second of two challenges to provisions of President Donald Trump’s March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13780.

Reports of Two Troubling ICE Enforcement Actions in Portland

On October 25, 2017, The Portland Mercury published an interesting article on a pair of troubling immigration enforcement actions in Portland, Oregon. In this article, we will examine the stories.

Thoughts on the Diversity Visa Lottery Debate

On October 31, 2017, an Islamist terrorist named Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov perpetrated a heinous Islamist terrorist attack in lower Manhattan, murdering eight individuals. Saipov is a lawful permanent resident and native and citizen of Uzbekistan.

USCIS Permanently Closes Havana Field Office

On December 10, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had permanently closed the USCIS Field Office in Havana, Cuba, on that same day.

USCIS Releases New Policy on Treatment of Extension Petitions in Certain NIV Categories

On October 23, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0151) titled “Rescission of Guidance Regarding Deference to Prior Determinations of Eligibility in the Adjudication of Petitions for Extension of Nonimmigrant Status”.

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