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June 2019 Visa Bulletin

On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the Visa Bulletin for June 2019.

DHS OIG Issues Fraud Alert

On May 20, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an important fraud alert warning individuals about a virulent scam.

Honduras Ratifies the Hague Adoption Convention

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) noted that Honduras ratified the Hague Adoption Convention on March 6, 2019.

New Russian Bribery Enforcement Statistics

Hannes Lubitzsch published an interesting post on Russian bribery enforcement statistics at the FCPA blog. In this post, I examine his analysis and discuss ways it can be relevant to certain types of immigration petitions and applications.

President Trump Directs DOS to Develop Policies to Combat Visa Overstays

On April 22, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a presidential memorandum titled “Presidential Memorandum on Combating High Nonimmigrant Overstay Rates.”

Acting DHS Secretary Designates New Senior Official at CBP

On April 15, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan designated John P. Saunders as the senior official performing the functions and duties of the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

DOJ Charges Judge and Court Officer With Assisting Alien In Evading ICE Arrest

On April 25, 2019, the United State Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced charges against a local judge and a court officer for helping an alien who was in the United States illegally escape the court building...

USCIS Ending Forms Request Line Service on June 1

On June 1, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will end its Form Request Line service. The Form Request Line allowed individuals to order USCIS forms by phone.

Visa Bulletin for May 2019

On April 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Immigrant Visa Bulletin for May 2019. The Visa Bulletin for May 2019 contains filing dates and final action dates for filing for immigrant visas based on approved immigrant visa petitions...

Guyana Becomes Party to Hague Adoption Convention

The Department of State (DOS) noted that Guyana has deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Adoption Convention.

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