US to Seek Social Media Details from Certain Visa Applicants

WASHINGTON — The State Department wants to review social media, email addresses and phone numbers from some foreigners seeking U.S. visas, as part of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. The department, in a notice published Thursday...

Border Agents Turning Away, Blocking People Seeking Asylum: Report

Border agents are illegally turning away people seeking asylum or refusing to deal with their requests, according to a report released Wednesday by a human rights group. U.S. law requires border agents to refer people who arrive at the border and request asylum to an interview...

Department of State Publishes Notice of Increased Information Requests During Visa Application Process

On May 4, 2017 the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published in the Federal Register a notice of information collection which seeks to allow consular officers to request additional information from certain visa applicants based on terrorism or national security concerns.   This...

Fiscal Year 2018 H-1B Cap Receipt Process Now Complete

On May 3, 2017 the USCIS announced that it has completed the receipt and data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap cases. This means that the CIS should be issuing the last of the receipt notices for cases selected under the cap in the next several days. If a petitioner does...

Los Angeles-area imposter attorney sentenced to prison in marriage fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES — A Santa Fe Springs man who posed as an attorney as part of an elaborate immigration fraud scheme in which at least 87 foreign nationals – mostly Chinese citizens – paid tens of thousands of dollars to be “married” to United States citizens was sentenced Monday to...

‘They Treated Us Like Criminals’: U.S. Border Crossers Report Severe Reception

By VIVIAN YEE A children’s book author from Australia said she “loathed America” after her interrogation at Los Angeles International Airport. A retired police chief from North Carolina wrote that his customs screening made him “question if this is indeed home.” And when Fadwa...

Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority Of Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

By Hansi Lo Wang For the first time in more than a decade, Mexicans no longer make up the majority of immigrants staying in the U.S. illegally, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center. Their analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that last year, there were 5.6...

USCIS to Issue Restyled Green Cards and EADs Beginning May 1st

Beginning on May 1, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) will issue redesigned Lawful Permanent Resident cards (“Green Cards”) and Employment Authorization Documents (“EADs”).  The new looks comply with the federal government’s Next Generation Secure...

Wealthy Chinese Scramble for Imperiled Commodity: U.S. ‘Golden Visa’

BEIJING — He has a lakeside villa valued at more than $3 million, two Mercedes sedans in the garage and a butler who fluffs his pillows and shines his shoes. But Liu Xiyu, a real estate executive in Beijing, still lacks the convenience he says he most wants in life: an American...

Here’s what could be next for Trump’s sanctuary cities order

By Sudhin Thanawala and Eric Tucker SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge’s ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from “sanctuary cities” that don’t cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it “ridiculous” and vowing to go to the U.S....
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