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Federal prosecutors in Washington have dropped the criminal case against a Korean businessman charged with violating U.S. economic sanctions after a federal judge suppressed evidence seized from his laptop. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled in May that prosecutors could not use “incriminating” evidence they discovered after seizing defendant […]

On June 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) reported delays in visa issuance at U.S. embassies and consular posts worldwide due to technical issues impacting the transmission of biometrics for completion of required background checks.  The DOS subsequently advised that the system would not be back online until […]

A computer hardware problem continues to cripple U.S. visa processing around the globe, stranding tens of thousands of foreigners who need to reach the country for business, weddings and funerals and other purposes. A few hundred agricultural workers who were stalled near the Mexico-U.S. border have entered since the problem […]