Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin – October 2019

Posted on: September 24th, 2019
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  1. Openers
  2. ABCs of Immigration: Cap-Exemption Strategies for the H-1B Visa Category
  3. AskVisalaw.com
  4. Border and Enforcement News
    • Visa Requirements for Bahamas Citizens Traveling to the United States
  5. News From The Courts
    • Supreme Court Permits Trump Asylum Rule Enforcement
    • Trump Administration Backtracks on Ending Deferred Action Relief
  6. Washington Watch
    • House Judiciary Committee Issues Subpoena Over Alleged Trump Offer of Pardon for DHS Officials
    • Trump Administration Considers Dramatic Reduction in Number of Refugees Permitted Entrance into the United States
  7. News Bytes
    • DHS Proposes Registration Fee for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions
    • Funding Taken from Military Schools and Daycare to Fund Border Wall
    • USCIS Proposes More Effective and Efficient Processing of Work Authorization Requests for Asylum Applicants
    • Backlog of Immigration Court Cases Exceeds 1 Million
  8. In the News at ABIL
    • USCIS Still Has Not Released New Forms Which Will be Required on October 15th
    • OFLC Announces Schedule for E-Filing of LCAs
    • State Dept. Issues Reminder About Uses of Passport Books/Cards Under ‘Real ID’
    • USCIS Policy Guidance Changes Definition of “Residing in the United States” for Purposes of Acquiring Citizenship
  9. Updates from the Visalaw.com Blogs
  10. State Department Visa Bulletin: October 2019