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Trump Implements Increased Vetting of Visa Applicants

The Trump administration has enhanced the screening of Visa applicants in 3 recent measures.  These actions support the campaign promise use extreme vetting of visa applicants. First,  the recent program of expedited visas for certain non-immigrants has been cancelled.  Second,  DOS has added a new form form, DS-5535, Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants,   which standardizes the collection …

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Roll-out of the Trump Immigration E.O.s

Trump’s Immigration Executive Order (EO ) Sends Shock Waves. Of the 8 policy changes made on Friday, the 2 causing the most confusion were the suspension of Visas from Nationals of the 7 primarily muslim countries, and the 90 day pause on refugee admissions.  After the announcement, Winning?   Yyyeee … No.  The roll-out of …

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Real Immigration Reform would help drain the Federal Court swamp.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association, AILA, has reacted to the election of Donald Trump with  . . let’s say . . .  concern, to keep it  non-inflammatory. But AILA should see a great opportunity for much needed improvements in the Immigration laws of our country.  Here are a couple . . . in my mind …

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New Judge at Immigration Court in Buffalo New York

Walter H. Ruehle, Immigration Judge, Buffalo Immigration Court. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch appointed Walter Hammele Ruehle to begin hearing cases in September 2016. Judge Ruehle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a Juris Doctor in 1979 from the Union University Albany Law …

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DHS mistakenly grants citizenship to deported aliens. Q: Can citizenship be revoked?

Amidst the coverage of the terrorist bombings in New York and New Jersey on Monday (Sept.19/16), a story broke that DHS mistakenly granted citizenship to some 800 aliens who were under orders of deportation. The explanation was that the people had been deported under different names, and that their fingerprint results were lost or unavailable. …

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Sikh man who found bombing suspect: ‘I did what every American would have done’ — FOX6Now.com

What Harinder Bains did isn’t unusual: He saw something suspicious and called police. But who Harinder Bains is makes this story special. Bains is the bar owner who led police to Ahmad Rahami, the suspect in the New York and New Jersey blasts. While officials haven’t pinned an exact motive to the Afghanistan-born Rahami’s act,… via …

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Notes on the Trump Immigration Plan

Presidential candidate Donald Trump set forth his proposed changes to Immigration policy, as follows:  Build the wall Cut Federal funding to Sanctuary Cities The House Appropriations Committee in July 2015 adopted an amendment into a spending bill that would make “sanctuary cities”  ineligible for federal grants if they refuse to cooperate with federal officials in immigration …

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THE SUPREME COURT DENIES THE OBAMA EXECUTIVE ACTIONS

JUNE 23, 2016 Today, the Supreme Court let stand the 5th Circuit Appeals Court’s Stay of President Obama’s Executive Actions, DACA II and DAPA.  So, those programs will not be implemented while the litigation in Federal Court continues. The Supreme Court Justices voted 4 in favor of the Stay and 4 opposed, with no 9th …

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New House Visa Security Reform Bill

The House has submitted a bill for consideration called the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 (VISA).  Several proposed changes stand out. 1, all visa petitions will require a complete background check of the Petitioner, as well as the Beneficiaries of the application.  Currently,  a full background check is conducted only on the Beneficiaries. …

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Trump’s Immigration Plan, Beyond the Wall

A quick review of Donald Trump’s plan for immigration involves proposals for enforcement beyond simply having Mexico pay for a new wall. For instance, his plan would make the use of “E-verify” nationwide.  Presently, E-verify is available for employers to use voluntarily to confirm the identity and the employment eligibility  of workers.  Because unauthorized employment can result in significant fines to employers, …

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