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Advance Copy of OFAC Final Rule, Syria Sanctions

"The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (the “Regulations”) and reissuing them in their entirety, in order to implement Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, “Blocking Property...

OFAC Syrian Sanctions Final Rule, Immigration Implications

"The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is amending the Syrian Sanctions Regulations (the ‘‘Regulations’’) and reissuing them in their entirety, in order to implement Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006...

Is the UMass Amherst Ban on Iranian Science Students Overkill?

"A new policy stating that the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will no longer admit students from Iran to certain engineering- and science-related programs has attracted criticism and stirred questions about the extent of universities’ obligations under U.S. sanctions law. In a policy...

Kobach Sanctioned for 'Deceptive Conduct' in Proof of Citizenship Lawsuit: Fish v. Kobach

Fish v. Kobach, June 23, 2017 - "[D]efendant’s deceptive conduct and lack of candor warrant the imposition of sanctions. ... [D]efendant made patently misleading representations to the court ... The court cannot say that defendant flat-out lied in representing the content of the disputed documents...

DOS, DHS Impose Visa Sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

DHS, Sept. 13, 2017 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone due to lack of cooperation in accepting their nationals ordered removed from the United...