Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – August 2017

Posted on: August 9th, 2017
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  1. Openers
  2. ABCs of Immigration: Conrad 30 Waivers for Working in Medically Underserved Areas
  3. AskVisalaw.com
  4. Border and Enforcement News 
  • Siskind Summary – Section by Section Review of the RAISE Act
  • CBP FAQs on the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act
  • Hawaiian District Court Judge Reopens Refugee Program, Family Exemption Expanded
  1. News from the Court 
  • BALCA Affirms Denial, Finds Employer Did Not Meet Burden in Rejecting Applicant
  • BALCA Affirms Denial of Second PERM While First PERM Is Pending Before BALCA
  1. News Bytes 
  • USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program
  • USCIS Updates Numerous Forms
  • USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants
  • 3 Accused in Scheme to Defraud Immigrants of $6 million
  • EOIR Piloting Bailiff Program in Select Immigration Courtrooms
  1. Washington Watch 
  • DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm
  1. In the News at ABIL 
  • Effects of Increased Enforcement, Security, Nationalism on Immigration Law: An Overview
  • Ten States Demand End of DACA
  • USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on H-1B Master’s Degree Cap Exemption
  1. Updates from the Visalaw.com Blogs
  2. State Department Visa Bulletin: August 2017