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Trump to Nominate Mark Morgan to be Next ICE Director

On May 5, 2019, President Donald Trump announced that he will appoint Mark Morgan as the next Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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ACLU/EFF Files Suit Over Warrantless Device Searches at Airports and the Border

The Associated Press reported that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the U.S. Government over the scope of searches of electronic devices at airports and border crossings.

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President Trump Issues Memo on Asylum in Proceedings, Asylum Fees, and Asylum EADs

On April 29, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a Memorandum for the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security titled “Presidential Memorandum on Additional Measures to Enhance Border Security and Restore Integrity to Our Immigration System.” In the memorandum, President Trump directed the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to promulgate new regulations on several important issues involving asylum.

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Honduras Ratifies the Hague Adoption Convention

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) noted that Honduras ratified the Hague Adoption Convention on March 6, 2019.

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New Russian Bribery Enforcement Statistics

Hannes Lubitzsch published an interesting post on Russian bribery enforcement statistics at the FCPA blog. In this post, I examine his analysis and discuss ways it can be relevant to certain types of immigration petitions and applications.

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DOJ Charges Judge and Court Officer With Assisting Alien In Evading ICE Arrest

On April 25, 2019, the United State Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced charges against a local judge and a court officer for helping an alien who was in the United States illegally escape the court building without being apprehended by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Visa Bulletin for May 2019

On April 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Immigrant Visa Bulletin for May 2019. The Visa Bulletin for May 2019 contains filing dates and final action dates for filing for immigrant visas based on approved immigrant visa petitions in the employment-based and family-sponsored preference categories for that month. On April 15, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determined that adjustment of status applicants with approved family-sponsored petitions must use the Visa Bulletin’s more favorable filing dates whereas those with approved employment-based petitions must use the final action dates for May 2019.

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Guyana Becomes Party to Hague Adoption Convention

The Department of State (DOS) noted that Guyana has deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Adoption Convention.

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USCIS Ending Forms Request Line Service on June 1

On June 1, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will end its Form Request Line service. The Form Request Line allowed individuals to order USCIS forms by phone.

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Acting DHS Secretary Designates New Senior Official at CBP

On April 15, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan designated John P. Saunders as the senior official performing the functions and duties of the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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