Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – May 2017

Posted on: May 30th, 2017
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1. Openers

2. ABCs of Immigration: ‘Public Interest’ Waivers Under the Federal J-1 Waiver Programs


4. Border and Enforcement News

  • Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities
  • Haiti is Granted a Limited Extension for Temporary Protected Status
  • 4th Circuit Rejects Travel and Refugee Bans

5. News From the Courts

  • CA8 Finds BIA Properly Placed Burden on Petitioner to Prove That Statutory Bar to Waiver Relief Did Not Apply
  • CA8 Finds Asylum Applicant Failed to Demonstrate That His Subjective Fear Was Objectively Reasonable

6. News Bytes

  • SEC Charges EB-5 Operator With Securities Fraud
  • DHS Releases Fraud Alert Regarding its Hotline Number Being Used to Fraudulently Obtain Personally Identifiable Information
  • Certain Students Applying for English Language Study and 24-month STEM OPT Extension Programs Affected by the ACICS Loss of Accreditation
  • USCIS Updates Numerous Forms

7. Washington Watch

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Appoints Julie Kirchner, Former Executive Director of the Anti-Immigration Group FAIR, to Citizenship and Immigration Ombudsman
  • Chief Justice Stuart Rabner Objects to ICE Arrests at New Jersey Supreme Court

8. In the News at ABIL

  • DACA Recipient Files Suit Over Revoked Status
  • USCIS Implements New Interpreter Policy, Form
  • Spending Bill Extends EB-5 Investor Visa Program to September 30; No Funding for Wall

9. Updates from Visalaw blogs

10. State Department Visa Bulletin: June 2017