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President Trump’s Third, Indefinite Travel Ban Takes Blows from Courts

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have temporarily blocked the implementation of President Trump’s most recent travel ban, which was issued by Presidential Proclamation on September 24, 2017 (Proclamation) and set to take...more

What’s New in Immigration Law?

USCIS Permits Certain EAD Applicants to apply for a Social Security Number on Form I-765 - Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security...more

Survival in the Immigration Culture of Delay and Social Media Mining - Adjustment Interviews

With the recent change by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to mandate in-person interviews for employment based adjustment cases along with changes to require the review of social media and to what...more

Travel Ban Expires, Replaced by Presidential Proclamation Restricting Travel for Certain Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North...

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation entitled, “Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats” (“the...more

GOES Website Goes Away.....October 1, Trusted Travelers Take Note

Effective October 1, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is replacing the GOES (global online enrollment system) website with the new cloud based Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) system website. Users of the various...more

Employers and the DACA Wind Down Decision on September 5

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the unfortunate Memo to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (Memo). DHS Acting Secretary, Elaine C. Duke, noted that...more

In-Person Interviews to be conducted for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applicants

On August 28, 2017, the USCIS announced that beginning October 1st, the USCIS will begin to phase-in “in-person” interviews for Employment-Based, Adjustment of Status applicants (Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent...more

State Department Updates Policy Guidance Regarding F-1 Student Visa Applications

On August 8, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) updated its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to modify instructions to consular officers considering F-1 student visas. The modified instructions address how a consular officer...more

New Form I-9 Again for Employers

On July 17, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the availability of a new version of the Form I-9. The new version has a revision date of 07/17/17....more

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