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USCIS to Begin Implementing New Referral/NTA Policy on October 1

On September 26, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that its new guidance titled “Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuances of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens” will take effect on October 1, 2018.

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Three Sisters Convicted in Family-Sponsored Immigration Fraud Case

On September 21, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had assisted in the investigation of three individuals in upstate New York in a visa fraud case. The investigation led to the convictions of all three individuals.

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USCIS Publishes Revised Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has published a revised version of the Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative.

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USCIS Reminds Customers That Form I-90 Can Be Filed Online

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is sending text and email messages between the dates of September 17, 2018, and September 20, 2018, about filing the Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card online.

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USCIS Celebrates Constitution Week With 260 Naturalization Ceremonies

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which occurs on September 17, “with over 260 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Sept. 14 to 23 as part of … Constitution Week.” At these 260 Constitution Week naturalization ceremonies, approximately 45,000 lawful permanent residents will become U.S. citizens.

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UAE Judo Event Reinstated After Federation Pledges to Treat Israeli Athletes Equally

On September 4, 2018, Arutz Shiva reported that the International Judo Federation has decided to reinstate the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam after the United Arab Emirates Judo federation confirmed that it would allow all participating nations to compete “in equal conditions.”

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19 Foreign Nationals Charged With Illegally Voting

Nineteen foreign nationals in North Carolina were criminally charged with illegally voting in the 2016 election. In this post, we discuss the indictment and how unlawful voting carries adverse immigration consequences.

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Visa Bulletin for September 2018

On August 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the September 2018 Visa Bulletin. The September Visa Bulletin is the final edition of the visa bulletin issued in fiscal year 2018. On August 9, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determined that family-sponsored adjustment of status applicants in the family-based preference categories must use the filing dates in the September Visa Bulletin, whereas employment-based adjustment of status applicants must use the less favorable final action dates. In this article, we will examine the relevant charts and other news and notes from the final visa bulletin of fiscal year 2018.

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Russian Activist Vladimir Kara-Murza Serves as Pallbearer at John McCain's Funeral

We previously wrote two blog posts about the courageous Russian political dissident, Vladimir Kara-Murza. Kara-Murza survived two near-death experiences after being poisoned by what he believes were Russian agents. I discussed a very interesting interview that he gave after surviving the second poisoning in 2017. Kara-Murza, thankfully alive and well, has been in the news again after the late Senator John McCain chose him to be a pallbearer at his funeral.

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ICE Removes Denaturalized Former SS Member

On August 21, 2018, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published a news release about the removal to Germany of Jakiw Palji, a former Nazi guard at the Trawniki Concentration Camp in Poland. In this post, we examine the news and the background of the case.

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