Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – April 2017

Posted on: April 20th, 2017
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1. Openers

2.  ABCs of Immigration: J-1 Visas for Graduate Medical Training


4. Border and Enforcement News

  • DHS Releases ICE Declined Detainer Outcome Report
  • DHS Intelligence Report Indicates Citizenship Likely an Unreliable Indicator of Terrorist Threat to the United States

5. News From the Courts

  • Fourth Circuit to Hear Trump Travel Ban Case in May
  • Second circuit defers to BIA’s decision in matter of F-P-R to calculate asylum applicant’s “last arrival” in the United States.
  • Second Circuit Finds There Is No Constitutional Requirement to Weigh the Proportionality of Removal Against the Grounds for Removability
  • AAO Sustains Appeal on a Multinational Manager I-140 Denied by the NSC

6. News Bytes

  • USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for 2018 Fiscal Year
  • USCIS Announces Further Measures to Detect H-1B Fraud
  • USCIS Releases List of Special Instructions for B-1/B-2 Visitors Wanting to Enroll in School
  • 700 MSU staff say they won’t help federal immigration officials
  • Tech Company Unveils Panic Button App for Immigrants at South By Southwest
  • Trump’s immigration crackdown appears to be having an ‘alarming’ effect on public safety
  • USCIS Updates Numerous Forms

7. Washington Watch

  • House Members Urge the Trump Administration to Stop Targeting Sanctuary Cities
  • DOJ Releases Memo Asserting Renewed Commitment to Criminal Immigration Enforcement

8. In the News at ABIL

  • Judge Extends Second Travel Ban Block, Trump Administration Appeals
  • State Dept. Reminds About Expiration of Two Employment Visa Categories

9. Updates from Visalaw blogs

10. State Department Visa Bulletin: May 2017