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Episode 77 - Interview with Business Immigration Attorney Lorenz Wolffers. Discussing Current Immigration Trends and Practice. Email: lorenz@Corstange.com (LinkedIn)


Ref: Episode 24: Book Review of "John Lennon vs. The USA" by Leon Wildes


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Immigration News & Events

Immigrations News

Chinese Investors Dealt Blow in Bid to Alleviate Visa Backlogs (counting family as part of annual caps)


Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers


Judge Rules Colorado Sheriffs Have No Legal Authority to Hold Prisoners for ICE


U.S. appeals court won't immediately allow Trump asylum ban


Chinese Investors Dealt Blow in Bid to Alleviate Visa Backlogs


Ninth Circuit Says Government Must Bear the Burden of Determining Citizenship


U.K. Suspends Visa Program for Super Rich in Crime Crackdown


Court cites free speech in striking down part of federal law over statements on illegal immigration


Florida man says ICE requested he be held for deportation to Jamaica


Man who helped U.S. soldiers smuggle immigrants through Texas border sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison


How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage


63% of Non-Citizen Households Use Welfare, Justifying Public Charge Concerns (Center for Immigration Studies)


Immigrants Are Entitled to Jury Trial for Deportable Offenses, New York Court Rules


USCIS Changes Advance Parole Policy for Immigrants


Separated by travel ban, Iranian families reunite at border library


DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program


Scholars Warn of Chinese Influence Operations in U.S. - Recommend Visa Changes


U.S. Jury Clears Tata Consultancy of Anti-American Bias Claims


Baltimore sues Trump, Pompeo over FAM change re public charge


New York Immigration Lawyer Found Guilty of Large-Scale Asylum Fraud


Tear gas was also used under Obama's administration


"I resigned from the Department of Justice because of Trump’s campaign against immigration judges"


Slim Immigration Enforcement Resources Leave Employers Hanging


Yuma Sector Agents Assaulted by Claimed Caravan Member


Google finally cleans up its Esta ads after eight years


Contradicting Trump, Incoming Mexico Gov't Denies Making Deal To Host Asylum Seekers


Oregon man pleads to trying to bribe ICE agent, deport wife


Lawsuit: Guam H-2Bs


Deal with Mexico paves way for asylum overhaul at U.S. border


Australia flags removing citizenship from home-grown radicals


Hillary Clinton: Europe Needs Tougher Immigration Laws To Stave Off Nationalism


Troops get new authority to use force to protect border patrol


Canadian cannabis investor gets lifetime U.S. entry ban as conference goers face scrutiny at border


Queens Immigration attorney found guilty of operating asylum fraud scheme


U.S. District Court Orders Release of Iraqi Detainees


Indian IT Worker Can Stay in U.S. While Visa Denial Appealed


Judge Blocks Trumps Asylum Ban


Top of the Ninth: Isomer Explanations for Lorenzo v. Sessions, 902 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2018)


US Customs stops traffic into country at key border point of entry


Immigration Application Denial Rates Jump 37% Under Trump


Judge Nixes Military Roadblocks for Immigrants


CoreCivic, aka CCA, Sued in New Mexico for Exploiting People Held during Immigration Proceedings


DREAMer: ICE Used an Elaborate Ruse to Arrest Me


Japan Expanding Immigration Laws


ICE Is Imprisoning a Record 44,000 People


Des Moines woman wonders if Hispanic name led to Social Security loss


The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights


ICE deportations in 2018 hit record high, report shows


Trump signs immigration order on asylum


U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration program


Immigration Court Backlog Surpasses One Million Cases


EB-5 immigrant petitions are at lowest levels in at least five years


Immigration to the U.S. reached a record high in 2016, tying 1999 for highest influx in history 


Exclusive: Trump targeting birthright citizenship with executive order


Trump Says U.S. Will Build "Tent Cities" for Asylum Seekers


Graham to introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship


Wait times for citizenship applications stretch to 2 years


Defense Secretary Approves Sending More Troops to Mexican Border


ICE Misled a Judge to Keep Iraqi Immigrants in Detention, New Documents Show


Haverford College sues Trump admin. over crackdown on lapsed student visas


Sector voices concern over "nightmare" SEVIS change announcement


DHS Releases Extensive Fall Regulatory Agenda


Persian-language TV personality gets prison for bribing citizenship agents


Paperless Intake Is Immigration Agency Director’s Top Priority


New H-1B Lawsuit: USCIS Lacks Authority To Limit Visa Duration


Louisiana isn’t letting immigrants get married


U.S. Border Agency Says Hundreds of Employees Have Been Arrested Over 2 Years


How Immigration Got It Wrong For Individual Athletes


Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration from ending TPS


U.S. Withdraws From 1955 Treaty Normalizing Relations With Iran


Immigration judges’ union calls for immigration court independent from Justice Department


Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance 


(Link to Text of Proposed Rule)


Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A U.S. Citizen?


Exclusive: internal documents show how hard it is for some immigrants to get a travel ban waiver


ICE is giving undocumented immigrants ‘dummy’ court dates


Immigrant Rights Groups Sue U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Over the Backlog of Citizenship Applications


Bank of America freezes account after asking proof of residency


Visa Applicants Being Asked if Americans Can Do Their Jobs


Homeland Security: More than 600,000 foreigners overstayed U.S. visas in 2017


In Philly immigration court, a judge is replaced after delaying man's deportation

Agency Updates

Report: Pentagon will send green-card recruits to boot camp, halting a Trump policy from last year


Reminder: Filing Location Change for Form I-751


Attorney General Refers Matter of Castilla-Perez to himself


USCIS Policy Alert: Marriage and Living in Marital Union Requirements for Naturalization


USCIS Policy Update: Special Naturalization Provisions for Children


Attorney General Refers Matter of L-E-A- to himself


USCIS Offices Closed Wednesday


New Policy Memo on L-1 3-year requirement


EOIR Notice to Adjudicate Asylum in 180 days


Visa Bulletin For December 2018


DHS and DOL Propose Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for H-2B Employers to Protect U.S. Workers


USCIS Issuing Biometric Appointment Notices for Domestic N-565 and N-600 Applicants


Final Policy Memorandum: Guidance on Determining Suitability of Prospective Adoptive Parents for Intercountry Adoption


New USCIS Procedural Guidance Memorandum (EO Asylum)


USCIS to Continue Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear


Tentative Nonconfirmations on E-Verify Are Not Grounds for Firing a Worker


USCIS and CBP Extend Form I-129 Pilot Program for Canadian L-1 Nonimmigrants


Fee Payment Changes at Two USCIS Los Angeles Field Offices


H-1B I-129 Workload Transfer Update


USCIS EB-5 Debt Policy Manual Update


USCIS to Expand Information Services Modernization Program to Key Locations


Practice Alert: NBC acknowledged that a system error appears to have resulted in I-797 approval notices not being mailed to the attorney of record in specific adjustment of status applications


USCIS Form I-290B Update Notice


USCIS Policy Manual Update on G-325A


USCIS I-693 Policy Manual Update


November 2018 Visa Bulletin


USCIS Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for October 2018


USCIS to Begin Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear


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


BIA Holds that Permanent Bar Does Not Apply to Unlawful Presence Accrued Before IIRIRA


Texas judge says he'll likely kill DACA -- but not yet


Practice Alert: USCIS Provides Email Address to Report Receipt Numbers Not Recognized in “My Case Status”


Sessions on Good-Cause Standard for Continuances: Matter of L-A-B-R-, 27 I&N Dec. 405 (A.G. 2018)


USCIS Issues Revised Final Guidance on Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors


Judge Rules USCIS Must Adjudicate Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers Within 30-Days

Past Podcasts

Episode 76 - State Dept. Meeting, Making of a True Lawyer, Rural Law Practices and Education and More


Department of State/AILA Liaison Committee Meeting October 18, 2018


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Episode 75 - Analysis of 9th Cir. Appeals Decision (Ma v. Sessions 11/02/18): Whether an Authorized Period of Stay is "Status" for Adjustment of Status Purposes


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Episode 74 -Interview with Immigration Attorney Ammar Alo - Travel Ban Waivers & Managing a Solo Practice

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