Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – March 2017

Posted on: March 17th, 2017
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1. Openers

2. ABCs of Immigration: J-2 Status for Family Members of a J-1 Exchange Visitor


4. Border and Enforcement News

  • Questions and Answers Regarding Immigration Officer’s Authority to Apprehend and Remove Aliens
  • CBP Releases FY 2017 Statistics on Southwest Border Migration

5. News From the Courts

  • First Circuit Finds BIA Acted Within Its Discretion in Citing Intervening Case Decided After Petitioner Submitted Her Appeal Brief
  • Fourth Circuit Says Determining Whether Petitioner’s Evidence Meets Good Faith Marriage Standard Is Subject to De Novo Review

6. News Bytes

  • USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension for Premium Processing on H-1B Petitions
  • USCIS Updates Numerous Forms
  • ”Dreamer” Says “Super Happy” With Jail Release
  • Mississippi ‘Dreamer’ targeted for deportation after speaking out on immigration
  • After Dropping Daughter off at School, Immigrant Arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

7. Washington Watch

  • Presidential Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States
  • Trump Announces New Merit-Based Immigration Approach at Congressional Address

8. In the News at ABIL

  • DHS Issues Two New Immigration Enforcement Memos
  • DOJ Final Rule Changes Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to ‘Immigrant and Employee Rights Section’; IER Publishes New Guidance

9. Updates from Visalaw blogs

10. State Department Visa Bulletin: April 2017