Immigration News

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports

A 41-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio was recently convicted unlawfully procuring citizenship, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Immigration fraud, including illegally trying to secure citizenship or naturalization, is a federal crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. It remains to be seen whether, during the sentencing phase of this case, [...]

Ohio Jury Convicts Man of Running an Immigration Fraud Scam, USCIS Reports

California Creates Health Care Packages for Immigrants

Cobbling together health care plans for the last big group of uninsured residents, counties throughout California are reportedly digging deep and coming up with creative budgeting to take care of foreign nationals who now call California home. This effort has been triggered, at least in part, by some of the shortfalls of the Affordable [...]

California Creates Health Care Packages for Immigrants

USCIS Weighs in on Refugee Admissions before Congress

At the beginning of this month, the heads of USCIS’s Refugee Affairs Division Barbara Strack, and the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate, Matthew Emrich, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee to report on the agency’s “role in refugee resettlement generally” and the “screening measures and safeguards that have been developed… and enhanced over [...]

USCIS Weighs in on Refugee Admissions before Congress

Florida Immigration Fraud Ring Brought Down by USCIS

The work of USCIS, along with federal investigators, has halted a large immigration fraud ring in Florida, with the two ringleaders recently being sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, USCIS officials have announced. In addition to having to serve nearly two years in prison, the ringleaders have also been stripped of their U.S. citizenship [...]

Florida Immigration Fraud Ring Brought Down by USCIS

Procedures for Determining Visa Availability Have Been Revised by USCIS

Yesterday, officials at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the procedures for evaluating visa availability have been updated in order to better coordinate efforts with the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Specifically impacting people waiting to file for employment-based visas or family-related visas, the revised process “will enhance DOS’s ability to more accurately [...]

Procedures for Determining Visa Availability Have Been Revised by USCIS

Provisional Waiver Eligibility to Be Expanded to All Immigrant Visa Applicants

On July 22, 2015, the USCIS published a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in the Federal Registers, seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence. The proposed rule will expand eligibility to all foreign nationals who in the US, technically ineligible [...]

Provisional Waiver Eligibility to Be Expanded to All Immigrant Visa Applicants

Nepal Receives Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Designation, DHS & USCIS Announce

Nepal has just been designated for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months effective today, June 24, 2015. This decision, which was officially announced by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, has been made due to the devastation caused by the 7.8 earthquake that impacted Nepal back in April of this year. What is a TPS [...]

Nepal Receives Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Designation, DHS & USCIS Announce

Man Gets 5 Yrs in Prison for Lying to USCIS Agents on Naturalization Application

A 45-year-old Lebanese-born man will be spending the next five (5) years in a U.S. prison for reportedly lying to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agents while applying for American citizenship. Facts of the Case According to a recent USCIS announcement regarding this case, the man was charged with making a false statement [...]

Man Gets 5 Yrs in Prison for Lying to USCIS Agents on Naturalization Application

Efforts to Rescue Stalled Immigration Executive Action Stepped Up by White House

As the immigration executive action remains in legal limbo, the Obama Administration and U.S. Justice Department are reportedly ramping up their efforts to save the programs and deportation relief that would have been provided by this action. In fact, some are calling their most recent actions to further the immigration executive action an “aggressive” legal [...]

Efforts to Rescue Stalled Immigration Executive Action Stepped Up by White House

TX Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Lift Block on the Immigration Executive Action

Days ago, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denied a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to lift his injunction, which placed a block on the immigration executive action (IEA). This means that, currently, the promised deportation relief offered by the IEA will remain unavailable until the courts resolve the issues regarding [...]

TX Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Lift Block on the Immigration Executive Action
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