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RESIDENCY RULE LIFTED FOR CANADIAN NEXUS APPLICANTS

The Canada Border Services Agency recently announced its decision to lift a three-year residency requirement for Canadian citizens who want to apply for a NEXUS border crossing card.  This amendment…

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WOULD-BE “DREAMERS” SHOULD BEWARE OF SCAMS

In the wake of last month’s announcement that certain undocumented foreign nationals could be eligible for “deferred action” based on the President’s Administrative Relief Initiative, people should beware of unethical…

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WOULD BE “DREAM-ERS” PROTECTED BY WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

In a stunning turn of events that could impact close to a million undocumented foreign nationals residing in the United States, the White House announced today that the Department of…

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H-1B CAP HIT

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the annual H-1B cap has been reached.  As of June 11, 2012, the agency will no longer accept any H-1B cap-subject petitions for…

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NIV PROCESSING IN LONDON LIMITED DURING THE SUMMER

On June 7th, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District Chapter’s Listserv, received information from the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit Chief at the U.S. Embassy in London warning that the processing…

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H-1B CAP DWINDLING FAST

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reported that, as of June 1st, the agency has received 55,600 out of the 65,000 regular H-1B cap petitions allotted for Fiscal Year 2013….

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NEW NORTHERN BORDER STRATEGY ANNOUNCED

On June 5, 2012, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the release of the “Northern Border Strategy” (NBS).  According to the press release, the NBS will serve as…

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NEXUS LANE AT SUMAS, WASHINGTON TO OPEN

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that a new NEXUS lane has opened at the Sumas, Washington port-of-entry.  The new NEXUS lane will be open from 7:00 a.m….

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USCIS ANNOUNCES CENTRALIZED FILING FOR CERTAIN WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILITY

In a recent press release, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, starting on June 4th, foreign nationals who are seeking certain inadmissibility waivers may file their applications at…

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LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS INCREASED EFFORTS TO DEPORT FOREIGN NATIONALS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed a significant increase in resources to find and deport foreign nationals with criminal records.  According…

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