Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – December 2019

Posted on: December 2nd, 2019
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  1. Openers
  2. ABCs of Immigration: J-1 Visas for Graduate Medical Training
  3. AskVisalaw.com
  4. Border and Enforcement News
    • CBP Agents Falsify Documents to Send Migrants Back to Mexico
    • Trump Plans to Provide $300 million to “Quality Assurance” Teams After Border Wall Breaches
  5. News From The Courts
    • Federal Court Blocks Trump’s Asylum Limits for Migrants Who Arrived at Border Before July 16th
    • Refugee Resettlement Agencies Sue Trump Over Executive Order Granting Authority to State and Local Officials
    • Lawsuit Filed Against DHS Requests Information Regarding Department’s Rapid DNA Technology
    • Researchers’ Findings Confirm Immigration Judges’ Assertion that Millions of Records Have Gone Missing
  6. Washington Watch
    • House Passes Bill Avoiding Government Shutdown Through December 20
  7. News Bytes
    • USCIS Announces H-2B Cap Reached for First Half of 2020
    • USCIS Issues Three AAO Adopted Decisions to Clarify Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification
    • USCIS Implements Price Increase on H-1B Visa Registration
    • USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee
  8. In the News at ABIL
    • Supreme Court Hears DACA Arguments
    • Federal Judge Places Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump Public Charge Order Requiring Proof of Health Insurance for Immigrants
    • H-1B Denial Rates Remain at High Levels Through First Three Quarters of FY 2019
  9. Updates from the Visalaw.com Blogs
  10. State Department Visa Bulletin: December 2019