201805.22
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Extreme Vetting Measures To Include Questionnaires Asking for Detailed Travel History and Social Media Information

As part of the Trump Administration’s extreme vetting efforts, certain visa applicants will now be required to complete a rigorous supplemental questionnaire prior to visa issuance. The information requested in the new, supplemental questionnaire is extensive, and includes the applicant’s full travel history for the past 15 years, including locations visited, dates, and source of…

201805.15
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The United States Supreme Court Will Hear the Appeal Over President Donald Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Next Term and Reinstates Parts of the Ban

Shortly before its summer recess, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments on the Trump administration’s revised travel ban against nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The hearing is expected to take place this fall. Further, the Court has reinstated the travel ban for the six countries, but only…

201804.21
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DHS Releases Regulatory Agenda for 2018 – Major Changes Possible for H-1B, H-4, and F-1 Visa Holders

Although the specifics of each proposed rule will remain confidential until published in the Federal Register, the Regulatory Agenda does provides insight on what is likely ahead.  Changes to the existing visa programs will be accomplished through a notice and comment period, and will not become effective immediately. H-1B Cap Lottery Pre-Registration and Selection DHS…

201803.31
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Newest Administration Target – U.S. Visa Waiver Program

On December 15, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced additional security measures for countries whose nationals use the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for temporary travel to the U.S.  The Administration’s recent announcements surrounding the VWP requirements align with its ongoing efforts to tighten the rules for those seeking to visit, work or…

201510.21
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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMMIGRATION COURT

Close to half a million immigrants are currently in pending removal proceedings. Here are some important facts and statistics for you to understand about Immigration Court before you go to trial. REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION ARE THE SAME THING. Removal and deportation mean the same thing.  So if you have been served with a Notice to…

201510.21
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INADMISSIBILITY VS DEPORTATION – WHAT YOU MUST KNOW

It can be very confusing for people facing immigration problems due to past (or recent) crimes to understand the difference between deportation and inadmissibility. There are two separate sections of U.S. immigration law that govern whether a crime will  bar you from getting a green card (if you don’t have one), or whether it will lead to your green card being…

201510.21
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7 WAYS TO STOP DEPORTATION

Currently, thousands of immigrants await removal hearings. Around 10% of them sit in jails. Over 2 million immigrants have been ‘removed’ since President Obama entered the Oval Office (‘removal’ is what Congress has called ‘deportation’ since 1997). According to statistics in 2011, less than half of the people deported had felonies or misdemeanors. And, since 2014, the number of deportees who…