From Reuters :
Date: June 28, 2017 at 7:57:39 PM EDT
Subject: (SBU) IMPLEMENTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13780 FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING -- GUIDANCE TO VISA-ADJUDICATING POSTS
From: SECSTATE WASHDC
Action: ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE...
Report Faults Procedures for Issuance of NTAs |
On October 22, 2013, the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Pennsylvania State University Law School released a report criticizing various practices related to the issuance of Notices to Appear in...
New USCIS Director Testifies Before Congress |
On July 29, Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rodriguez became USCIS director on July...
USCIS Transitions to Centralized Policy Manual
On January 7, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched its transition to an online policy manual that will ultimately replace the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM). According to USCIS Director...
Interim Final Rule Issued on H-2B Prevailing Wages
On April 24, 2013, the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security jointly published an interim final rule establishing a new method of calculating prevailing wages under the H-2B program...
USCIS Issues Final Rule on Unlawful-Presence Waivers
On January 2, Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano announced the posting of an eagerly anticipated rule for a process that may allow would-be immigrants with accrued unlawful presence to spend...
"In the immigration sphere, bureaucrats in the Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) often refuse to accept the established rule-of-law principle that companies are to be treated as distinct from their individual...
"The State Department, responding to a wave of complaints from foreign
students about abuses under a summer cultural exchange program, issued
new rules on Friday significantly revising the types of jobs the
students can do, prohibiting them...
"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered an "extensive and
thorough review" of a foreign exchange program that has been used by
U.S. businesses as a source of cheap labor and exploited by criminals to
import women to...
Special Briefing: Managing Director for Visa Services Ed Ramotowski and Minister Counselors for Consular Affairs Chuck Bennett and Donald Jacobson - via Teleconference, November 8, 2011 .
"MR. ECHARD: Good
afternoon, and thank you all for joining...
Afghan SIV Program Update
OCTOBER 27, 2014
"The Department of State’s authority to issue Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to Afghan nationals under section 602(b) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009, as amended, was extended. 1...
"The Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English...
July 12, 2017 DOS Cable - "In response to Executive Order (EO) 13780, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, has produced a report outlining what information is needed...
"The Department of State amends its regulation pertaining to The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by removing the petition requirement for citizens of Mexico applying for nonimmigrant visa classification as NAFTA professionals. The rule...
"This rule amends the Department of State’s regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision...