August 2017 Visa Bulletin – EB-2 “All Other” Category Retrogresses

The U.S. Department of State has published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for August 2017, establishing a “cut-off date” of April 1, 2015, for the EB-2 “All Other” Category under the “Final Action cut off dates”.  The EB-2 category is listed as “current,” meaning no backlog in...

Trump crafting plan to slash legal immigration

By Eliana Johnson and Josh Dawsey  07/12/2017 Donald Trump and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically scale back legal immigration — a move that would mark a fulfillment of one of the president’s biggest campaign promises. Trump plans...

Phone booths are back in Times Square – and they’re telling the story of immigrants

By Shachar Peled July 12, 2017 (CNN)In an era of ubiquitous smartphones, three new telephone booths in New York City’s Times Square are a curious draw for the throngs of people who pass by. They stop for a double take. They step inside the analog boxes to snap digital...

U.S. Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Immigrants

By Dan Levine  July 11, 2017 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that the government cannot immediately deport nearly 200 Iraqi immigrants arrested last month who argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in...

Boston Hospital Protests Iranian Researcher’s Airport Detention

By REUTERSJULY 11, 2017, 2:12 P.M. E.D.T BOSTON — U.S. immigration officials have detained an Iranian cancer researcher who was headed to a prominent Boston hospital to work as a scholar, a move that hospital officials protested on Tuesday. The detention of Mohsen Dehnavi, along...

GOP ready to fund border wall, setting up shutdown fight

By Rachael Bade and Seung Min Kim 07/11/2017 House Republicans are ready to provide a down payment on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, reigniting a fight that could lead to a government shutdown this fall. In a nod to Trump’s signature campaign promise, the House...
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