President Trump's Revised Executive Order on Travel Ban Remains Blocked
June 22, 2017

President Trump's Revised Executive Order on Travel Ban Remains Blocked

On June 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling in Hawaii v. Trump, upholding the majority of the district court's preliminary injunction prohibiting the government from implementing the "travel ban" and refugee cap provisions within the March 6, 2017 Executive Order, entitled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" (the "Order").

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DOL Announces Immigration Fraud Enforcement
June 09, 2017

On June 7, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of Labor announced its plans to be more pro-active in pursuing entities committing visa program fraud abuse. The Secretary has ensured that the Department of Labor is focused on applying all laws governing the administration and enforcement of non-immigrant visa programs.

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New Fee Schedule For Immigration Benefits
December 28, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adjusting the fee schedule for immigration filings processed by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review and determined that current fees do not recover the full cost of services provided. The new fee schedule will go into effect on December 23, 2016. Any petition received on or after December 23rd must contain these new fees or USCIS will reject the petition.

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