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On July 19, 2018, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it launched an electronic filing pilot program at the San Diego Immigration Court that same week.
Doj sends email to press offices with instructions on how to refer to aliens in official press releases
On July 24, 2018, CNN reported that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has instructed U.S. Attorney’s offices to not use the term “`undocumented’ immigrants.” CNN included the guidance with the article.
On July 17, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a news alert titled “Attorneys and Accredited Representatives Can Now File Form N-565 Online.” The news update deals with the Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document.
On June 30, 2018, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced that Ronald D. Vitiello, previously the acting Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will serve as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
On July 9, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh will fill the seat being vacated by the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
On May 18, 2018, the Student and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP) of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a message to students on optional practical training (OPT) titled “Reporting Volunteer Positions During OPT Employment.”
In a previous post, I discussed Israeli judoka Tal Flicker’s winning a major international judo competition at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam while the tournament’s Emirati hosts discriminated against the Israeli competitors by refusing to allow them to compete under the Israeli flag.
On July 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published Policy Memorandum (PM)-602-0163, titled “Issuance of Certain RFEs and NOIDs; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 10.5(a), Chapter 10.5(b).”
On July 10, 2018, the Associated Press reported that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ordered Vermont to close its immigrant investor regional center. In this article, we will summarize the report and briefly examine its implications.