H-1B Season is Rapidly Approaching – Plan Now For Filing New H-1B Petitions for CIS Receipt On April 1, 2019 or no later than the First Week of April

Employers should assess their need for cap-subject H-1B visas and begin preparation of H-1B petitions now, in advance of the filing receipt deadline for the first week of April, April 1-5. In less than three months, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) will begin...

Trump Stalks Out of Shutdown Talks With Dems, Says ‘Bye-Bye’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — “I said bye-bye,” he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to...

US, ICE seek denaturalization of former Bosnian military member residing in Illinois who allegedly lied to obtain US citizenship

CHICAGO – The United States on Thursday filed a civil denaturalization complaint in the Northern District of Illinois against a former Bosnian military member who allegedly obtained his naturalized U.S. citizenship by fraud. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...

Restaurant Owner Gets 3 Years For Forced Labor, Visa Fraud

Law360 (December 19, 2018, 6:49 PM EST) — An Oregon federal judge on Tuesday said a former restaurant owner must spend more than three years in prison for orchestrating a scheme that lured Taiwanese workers to the U.S. under false pretenses and resulted in coerced labor,...

ICE removes Pakistani man sentenced for role in human smuggling conspiracy

PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a Pakistani citizen following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the FBI, into an alien...

Saudi citizen residing in Oklahoma pleads guilty to visa fraud and concealing attendance at al Qaeda training camp

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man from Saudi Arabia who is a former resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty Friday to visa fraud and making a false statement to the FBI by, among other things, concealing his application to and attendance at an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan...

HISD helps immigrant students realize college dreams

Cristian Aguilar wrote four words when asked to describe who he is: immigrant, past, present and future. He’s eager to escape his past and the man who tried to attack him multiple times and who forced him to flee his native Honduras two years ago. He’s thrown himself into his...

Immigration Arrests and Deportations Are Rising, I.C.E. Data Show

The Trump administration significantly stepped up its arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants last year, according to government data released Friday.

ICE removes Taiwanese exchange student who threatened to shoot up school

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a citizen of Taiwan who was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of being an alien in possession of ammunition, following a Homeland Security Investigations...

Trump Administration Asks Top Court to Restore Asylum Order

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to let his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the United States illegally take effect even as litigation over the matter proceeds. The U.S. Justice Department asked...
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