Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – October 2017

Posted on: October 23rd, 2017
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  1. Openers
  2. ABCs of Immigration: The J-1 and H-1B Visas: Which is the Best Choice for Graduate Medical Training?
  3. AskVisalaw.com
  4. Border and Enforcement News
  • Siskind Summary – The RAC Act of 2017
  • Siskind Summary – National Venture Capital Association v. Duke (Filed 9/19/2017)
  1. News from the Courts
  • CA5 Finds Petitioner’s Failure to Brief Her Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim Constituted Waiver of the Claim
  • BIA Says Noncitizen Seeking to Qualify for Exception to Inadmissibility Under INA §212(a)(6)(A)(ii) Must Be a VAWA Self-Petitioner 20
  1. News Bytes
  • New USCIS Form Streamlines Process to Obtain a Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously
  • Senate Confirms Trump Immigration Official as Director of USCIS
  • Defense Secretary Mattis Seeks Reinstatement of MAVNI Program; Pentagon Stiffens Green-card holder Enlistment Regulations
  1. Washington Watch
  • District Court Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Make Rulings Regarding Muslim-Majority Travel Ban
  • S. 1937: Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act
  1. In the News at ABIL
  • Trump Administration Implements New Travel Restrictions
  • USCIS No Longer Accepting Petitions for One-Time Increase to H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Visa Program Cap
  • Following Mysterious Attacks, United States Suspends Visas for Cubans, Withdraws Most Staff From Havana Embassy, Issues Cuba Travel Warning
  1. Updates from the Visalaw.com Blogs
  2. State Department Visa Bulletin: November 2017