Responding to a federal district court order judicially expanding those excluded from the Administration’s Travel Ban, the United States Department of State issued guidance on Monday expanding the definition of “family” under the Executive Order banning certain visa applicants and refugees from six countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.… Read More
Many questions have arisen concerning the immigration status of the Russian lawyer who is at the center of the media’s coverage of the federal Russian 2016 Presidential Election interference investigation. Was she undocumented? Did she have a visa? Was it a visitor visa? Why was she allowed to enter the United States? How did she enter? Clarity has been found in an affidavit the Russian lawyer filed as counsel in United States v.… Read More
CBP confirmed the removal of a first year medical student from Saudi Arabia, with a Sudanese Passport.
The medical student-resident, who was lawfully in the United States, left to visit family in Saudi Arabia for a short break. When landing in New York, she presented her Sudanese passport, valid visa, and other required documents. Given that Sudan is on the Trump Travel Ban list, the student was forced to leave the country. … Read More
In deciding an emergent request by the State of Hawaii, a Federal District Court entered an order expanding the list of relatives who are not subject to the Trump Administration’s travel ban.
In the order, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ordered the United States government not to enforce the ban on grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of people in the United States. … Read More
On Tuesday, July 11, the House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It features increases in spending to both the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agencies of DHS dealing with border enforcement, detention, and deportation.… Read More
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous order lifting part of the injunction that had been placed against President Trump’s March 6 Executive Order that established a travel ban on certain people entering the United States. This order allows the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State to restrict travel to the United States for nationals from six countries: Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. … Read More
The EB-5 visa program is an investment-based immigrant visa available to people across the globe. Since its inception, the EB-5 visa program has brought over $15 billion in low-cost financing and investments into the United States for projects involving airports, apartment and office towers, infrastructure, housing and industrial park developments, and more. The program allows foreign individuals to invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000, depending on the location of the development.… Read More