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Episode 84 - Discussion with Immigration Attorney Nicholas Mireles About Practicing Immigration Law and Current Events



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Immigration News & Events

Border guards detained a nine-year-old girl for THIRTY HOURS because she 'gave inconsistent information', even though she had a US passport...

Migrants encounter snafus with new US asylum policy

ICE Issued 420 Detainer Requests to Deport U.S. Citizens in Miami, ACLU Says

The American Bar Association says US immigration courts are 'on the brink of collapse'

Fourth migrant dies in border patrol custody since December

USCIS Form I-129 Updated

More lawyers, reporter stopped and questioned at border by U.S. officials

Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages

Canadians To Require New Authorization For European Travel

April 2019 USCIS Filing Charts

USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season Start, Updates, and Changes

Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants

Brazil Ends Visa Requirements for Visitors From U.S., Other Nations

High Court Rules 5-4 Against Immigrant Bond Hearings

BREAKING: Justices To Decide If States Can Use I-9s For Immigrant Identity Theft Suits

April 2019 DOS Visa Bulletin

Judge Rules Against Trump Policy on SIJS Green Cards

United States changes its B2 visa policy for Cuban citizens

Visa extension to boost numbers of overseas students in UK after Brexit

Trump Vetos Congress On Border Emergency Declaration

Here are 7 new rules N.J. cops must follow when dealing with immigrants - starting today 

Senate Passes Rebuke Of Wall Declaration, Trump Vows Veto

Apple Again Defeats Claims Alleging B-1 Visa Fraud

H-1B Mailing Addresses for Form I-129 Updated

BIA: Procedural Entry Good Even if False ID [Enriqueta Popocatl-Jimenez, A208 370 486 (BIA April 19, 2018)]

ICE Uses License Plate Database To Track Immigrants: ACLU

A New Study Uncovers Troubling Information About Immigrant-Only Prisons

White House: No TPS Asylum Relief for Venezuelans

What Immigration Restrictionists Can’t Foresee

In 2018, USCIS issued Requests for Evidence in H-1B visa cases for these top 3 reasons

CNN exclusive: Supervisors aren't always reviewing ICE detention warrants as required

6 charged with taking English tests for Chinese students seeking visas

Dream and Promise Act: House Democrats introduce bill for DREAMers and TPS holders

Former CBP agent sentenced to nine years for accepting bribes from drug traffickers

Trump Administration Seeks To Close International Immigration Offices

America is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela

Uptick In Visa Scrutiny Pushing Employers To Move Abroad

USCIS Must Revisit Docs Of Man Who Wed 4 In Under 4 Years

Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border

Some young people who suffered abuse are being denied immigration protection, lawsuit says

Two high-ranking ICE agents are under investigation for social media posts about Rep. Ilhan Omar that claim she 'took terrorist classes' and is a 'Trojan horse'

Americans Will Need a Visa to Visit Europe Starting in 2021 

Trump admin extends immigration protection for South Sudanese

"...overseas posts with State’s highest foreign policy priorities had the highest percentages of vacant Foreign Service positions."

ICE Is Detaining 50,000 People, an All-Time High

U.S. Embassy in Tunis Begins Processing Libyan Immigrant Visas

CBP Announces Change in I-94 Permit Application Process for Travelers at Tecate Port of Entry

Davis Wright Sues CBP Over Cannabis Immigration Docs

Law Barring Asylum Reviews Is Unconstitutional: 9th Circ.

USCIS Adjustment Filing Dates for March 2019

Kelly dismisses need for wall along full US-Mexico border

USCIS Updates Forms I-129F, I-131A, I-191, I-942

Trump Administration Imposes Another Unnecessary Obstacle: USCIS to Issue New Version of Form I-539 and New I-539A 

USCIS is fighting immigration fraud using data science


The Trump Administration Will Pause Hiring Of Immigration Judges Amid A Massive Backlog Of Cases

DOS requiring Tax Transcripts for NVC Processing 

USCIS Updates Form I-539 (+I-539A), I-130 & I-134

PHOTOS: Leaked Documents Show Government Tracking Journalists, Immigration Advocates

Justice Department Secures Denaturalization of Convicted War Criminal Who Fraudulently Obtained Refugee Status and U.S. Citizenship

Meet the immigrant who got a second chance from Justice Neil Gorsuch 

Philly immigration attorney charged with faking application details

Non-Profit Organization Operator Pleads Guilty for Her Role in Armenian for-Profit U.S. Visa Fraud Scheme

U.S. consulate in Jerusalem is officially closing, signalling the demotion of Washington's de-facto embassy to the Palestinians

He exposed abuse at a Florida immigrant detention center. Now he’s in prison

This new California law is supposed to protect immigrant home cooks. It may help tech giants instead


New Data Reveal State Department Visa Denials Surged In 2018

TPS for Nicaragua, Sudan, El Salvador and Haiti Continues Due to Injunction

U.S. Embassy in Bogota Begins Processing Venezuelan Immigrant Visas

Visa officers aren’t racist — they’re just enforcing the law

IT Consulting Firms Trying to Force Litigation of H-1B Denials

House Votes to Block Trump’s National Emergency Declaration About the Border

Update on Travel Ban Stats from CNN

Thousands of migrant children were sexually abused in U.S. custody, HHS docs say

Asylum Seekers Charged with Alien Smuggling

USCIS Updates Fee Payment System Used in Field Offices

March 2019 Visa Bulletin

Discharged In The Dark: Immigrant GIs Fight For Due Process

Federal court orders State Department to issue the country’s first nonbinary passport 

IT Consulting Industry Hardest Hit by Jump in H-1B Denials

H-2B Cap Reached for FY 2019

Judge rules both twin sons of gay couple are Americans after one was denied citizenship following birth to a surrogate in Canada

White House Poised to End Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

Census: Highest immigrant population in 100 years, over half Latinos

Canada wants 1 million more immigrants over next 3 years

This new California law is supposed to protect immigrant home cooks. It may help tech giants instead

16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall

March 2019 USCIS Adjustment Filing Update

California to sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Filed on or before Dec. 21, 2018

Trump to Declare National Emergency to Build Wall

USCIS Strengthens Guidance on Spousal Petitions Involving Minors

Australia processed just 15% of citizenship applications last year

Being An Immigration Judge Was Their Dream. Under Trump, It Became Untenable

Here’s how to handle Central American migrants — like the Cuban rafters and Soviet Jews before the


Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?

EB-5 USCIS Class Action Member Identification Notice

USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

ICE agents arrest hundreds of immigrants including dozens at arms manufacturer

DHS Issues Waiver to ‘Expedite’ Construction of 12.5 Miles of ‘Secondary’ Border Wall in San Diego to ‘Deter Illegal Crossings’

Sharice Davids co-sponsors Kevin Yoder’s [removing country quotas] immigration bill

The Incredibly Complicated, Potentially Insurmountable Legal Situation Facing 21 Savage

USCIS Now Accepting Copies of Negative P Visa Consultations Directly from Labor Unions

Owner of Information Technology Staffing Company Charged With Visa and Naturalization Fraud

Retired judge: Shut down this immigrant detention center [Opinion]

Immigrant rights attorneys and journalists denied entry into Mexico

Saudi Arabia encouraged foreign workers to leave — and is struggling after so many did

Judge Orders Pentagon To Stop Discriminating Against Naturalized Citizen Soldiers

ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Ghana

Center for Immigration Studies - Revisiting ‘A Pen and a Phone’: A Midterm Assessment

China H and L Visa Processing Update

ICE Ran Fake College to Target Undocumented Immigrants

DHS Announces Final Rule for a More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program

USCIS Makes Two More Applications Available for Online Filing

USCIS Announces Online Case Status Feature for Asylum Applicants

FAM Update to 90 day Rule

Opinion: God Bless America, and Her Lawyers

New Filipino workers banned from entering US with H-2A, H-2B visas

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

Increased Litigation for Denials and Delays on Naturalization Applications

Past Episodes

Episode 83 - Analyzing Canada's Immigration Laws with Immigration Attorney Laurie Tannous



Twitter: @laurietannous

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Episode 82 -  Interview with Comedian, Writer, Podcaster & Immigrant Maeve Higgins Discussing Immigration

Maeve's Website,  Podcast, Book & Twitter: @MaeveInAmerica

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Episode 81 - Interview with Former Diplomat & Consular Officer and Current Immigration Attorney Christopher Richardson. 

 Consular Processing Practice and the Life of a Diplomat

- LATimes Op ED

- Email Address:

- DOS/AILA Liaison Meetings Notes for Fall 2018

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