Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – February 2020

Posted on: February 24th, 2020
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  1. Openers
  2. ABCs of Immigration: “Public Interest” Waivers Under the Federal J-1 Waiver Programs
  3. AskVisalaw.com
  4. Border and Enforcement News
    • Federal Judge Orders Release of Immigrants Detained During Marriage Interviews
    • USCIS Announces Iranian Nationals’ Ineligibility for E-1 and E-2 Trade and Investment Visas
    • Trump Administration Begins Implementation of Controversial DNA Collection Program
    • DHS to Begin Conducting Site Visits for Employers of F-1 Students
    • DHS Places Restrictions on Inbound Flights Carrying Individuals Who Have Been to China
    • DHS Suspends Global Entry and Other Programs for New York
  5. News From The Courts
    • Supreme Court Rules to Allow Enforcement of Public Charge Rule
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Lifts Block on Trump Administration’s $3.6 Billion Funding for Border Wall
    • District Judge Grants Nationwide Enjoinment of the USCIS’ Accrual of Unlawful Presence Policy Memorandum
  6. Washington Watch
    • Trump Creates New Visa Rules Restricting “Birth Tourism”
  7. News Bytes
    • Trump USCIS Makes Changes to EB-5 Visa Petition Processing Management
    • USCIS, DHS, and DOS Announce Eligible Countries for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
    • Trump Travel Ban Affects United States Citizens Instead of Foreign Countries, Experts Say
    • USCIS Announces Updates to Biometrics Collection Policy Guidelines
    • USCIS Announces Update to Process for Accepting Petitions for Relatives
    • USCIS Releases New Version of Form I-9
  8. In the News at ABIL
    • H-2B Cap Reached for Second Half of FY 2020
    • Federal Appeals Court Reverses Itself on Same Day on ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy
    • President Adds Iran to Entry Suspensions Related to Coronavirus
  9. Updates from the Visalaw.com Blogs
  10. State Department Visa Bulletin: February 2020