USCIS Announces New Employment Based Green Card Interview Protocol

Categories: In the News

On Friday, USCIS announced they will now begin scheduling and conducting interviews for all employment based green card cases.  This announcement follows the direction given by President Trump in his memorandum issued on March 6, 2017 which we’ve discussed multiple times.  In the past, employment based green card beneficiaries would simply file their I-485’s along…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

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