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Category Archives: Immigration

“3-Year” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals EADs Must Be Returned: Immigration

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USCIS announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients of employment authorizations documents (EAD) after February 16, 2015, with validity longer than two years, were “likely mistakenly issued and must be returned.” According to a USCIS Factsheet: “Individuals who are required to return three-year EADs and have not done so will be contacted by USCIS by phone …

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Customs and Border Protection to Begin Collecting Exit Data on Certain Foreign Nationals

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it will begin collecting biographic and biometric data from some foreign national travelers in a test program when they depart the United States at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport The biometric and departure data will be collected through use of an “enhanced mobile device” that will allow …

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August Visa Bulletin – Monthly ‘Check-In’ with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, DOS

Charles Oppenheim, chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State, held his monthly meeting with AILA to shed light on the data in the recently released August Visa Bulletin.  Among the highlights of meeting are the following: 1. China EB-3 Retrogression.  The August Visa Bulletin shows that the EB-3 China …

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White House Releases ‘Modernizing & Streamlining Our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century’

White House Legal Immigration

The White House has just released a new report titled “Modernizing & Streamlining our Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century,” which builds on the President’s executive actions of Nov. 21, 2014. This report provides for plans to improve the immigration system to modernize and streamline the processes for certain visa categories and to address …

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Sunlight is the best disinfectant: SEC charges oil company for fraud on EB-5 investors

In a recent action, SEC v. Luca International Group, LLC et al. (“SEC v. Luca“), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a California-based oil and gas company and its CEO with violations of securities laws in connection with a $68 million Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud. The target of the fraud was the …

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