LAW360 Reports on Enhanced Vetting for Immigration Applications

Categories: In the News

On July 26, 2017 Law360 published an article on “enhanced vetting” of immigration matters stemming from the March 6 Presidential Memorandum (not the travel ban).  Our office previously reported on this in April and we’re glad to see there is some follow up by other practitioners.   Within USCIS we’ve seen substantial changes including but…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Supreme Court Rules Lies Must Be Material to Strip Citizenship; Maslenjak v. United States

Categories: Case Law Update

On June 22, 2017 the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Maslenjak v. United States, No. 16-309, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 4042 (June 22, 2017).  The case was on appeal from criminal proceedings where the Government is attempting to denaturalize Divna Maslenjak for having told lies in the course of obtaining her citizenship by…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

NY Times Announces DACA / Dreamers Safe For Now!

Categories: In the News

The New York Times is reporting that President Trump’s administration will not rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  This report is supported by an announcement on the Department of Homeland Security website (regarding DAPA and its rescission).  DHS states, “[t]he June 15, 2012 memorandum that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

USCIS Announces Completion of Data Entry for FY2018 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Categories: H-1B Visas

On May 3, 2017, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it completed the lottery selection process for all FY2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated random process.  USCIS completed the data-entry for those cases selected and issued receipt notices accordingly.  Most employers will have received the appropriate I-797 receipt notices indicating the petition’s…

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Author: Philip Eichorn