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On July 12, 2018, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Attorney General issued a joint statement stating that their respective agencies have completed the reunification of eligible children under 5 who had been separated from their parents...
On June 11, 2018, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the Immigrant Visa Bulletin for July 2018. The July Visa Bulletin contains final action dates and dates for filing for both the family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visa preference categories for the month.
The New York City Office of Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent an email to those on its mailing list that I will pass along. The information will be of note to immigration attorneys with questions and inquiries for OPLA New York.
On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a per curiam (unsigned) opinion in Azar v. Garza, 584 U.S. __ (2018). The Court had granted certiorari on the same day (i.e., agreed to hear the case), and then issued its decision without hearing oral arguments.
The 4/11/18 edition of the Form I-907 does not include fax number fields for requestors and preparers of the Form I-907. The previous two editions do include fax number fields.
In this article, we will examine remarks delivered by Attorney General Sessions about the immigration case backlog, shortly before his important immigration precedent decision on asylum for victims of private criminal activity was published.
On June 18, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a news release announcing its publication of data on the criminal histories of requestors for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Along with the news release, the USCIS included the statistics.
On May 31, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began receiving H2B petitions under the temporary final rule that increased the numerical H2B cap through the end of the current fiscal year (FY-2018) by only 15,000.
On June 11, 2018, the Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), L. Francis Cissna, told the Associated Press in an interview that the USCIS is preparing to launch an office to pursue denaturalization cases.