Court Overturns Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

On December 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begin implementation of the Obama-era “International Entrepreneur Rule,” which created an option for certain foreign entrepreneurs to enter the...

A Nation of Immigrants: A Discussion on Immigration Reform

By Charles Frantes Since President Trump’s administration entered office in 2017, the topic of immigration reform has been a heated point of debate. Experts in the conversation about immigration reform met at the Asia Society Texas Center to discuss the future of DACA (Deferred...

Canada Makes Changes to List of Countries Requiring Medical Exam

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued an updated list of designated countries that require an Immigration Medical Examination (IME) as part of the temporary or permanent residence visa application process. Canadian immigration procedures require that...

Indianapolis immigration attorney pleads guilty to fraud scheme and identity theft in relation to ‘U-visa’ applications

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis immigration attorney pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more than 250 of his clients by filing false visa applications and reaping about $750,000 in fraudulent fees. This guilty plea was...

Is Anyone Good Enough for an H-1B Visa?

By Frida Yu, The New York Times Six months ago I won the lottery — the H-1B visa processing lottery for skilled foreign workers. I called my thrilled parents and celebrated with friends. I’m from northeastern China and have an M.B.A. from Stanford, and was planning to stay in...

Trump Administration Tightens Scrutiny of Skilled Worker Visa Applicants

By Laura Meckler WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is adding hurdles and increasing scrutiny in the employment-visa application process, making it harder for businesses to hire foreign workers, and companies and immigration attorneys are bracing for more changes soon. President...

US Immigration Enforcement Agency Seeks to Double in Size by 2033

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is considering a hiring surge that would more than double the agency’s size in the coming six years to nearly 46,000 employees, surpassing previously published estimates, according to a government contracting-related document...

Six ways the Trump administration cracked down on immigration

President Donald Trump has made good on many campaign promises for a crackdown on immigration and the acceptance of refugees in the U.S. Some of the biggest decisions: Trump is phasing out an Obama-era program that gives renewable permits to young immigrants brought to the U.S....

Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected

By Liz Robbins The paperwork was mailed from New York in plenty of time. On Sept. 14, Allison Baker, a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society, sent a client’s application to renew a permit that would let him stay and work in the United States legally as part of the Deferred Action for...

TPS Terminated for Nicaragua; TPS Holders Should Review Alternate Immigration Options

On November 6, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation would be terminated for Nicaragua, effective January 5, 2019.  Since January 5, 1999, the TPS designation allowed certain Nicaraguans with continuous...
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