U.S. Federal Appeals Court Maintains Injunction On President Trump’s Travel Ban

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Virginia published an opinion on International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, a case challenging what has been referred to as President Trump’s travel ban based on a previous Executive Order. The appeals court in a...

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...

NIGERIA: Increased Availability of Business Visas on Arrival and Expansion of Business Visitors Activities

As part of a national effort to boost the economy and facilitate business visitor travel to Nigeria, the Nigerian Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) approved a 60-day national action plan on March 2, 2017. Effective immediately, Nigeria has significantly...

Fed set up fake university, arrest 21 in bogus visa case

By David Porter NEWARK, N.J. — The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an “exceptional” education for foreign students...
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