Social Media May Cause Visa Headaches


On May 31, 2019, the Department of State (DOS) updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms (Forms DS-260 and DS-160, respectively) to require that visa applicants divulge their social media identifiers for all accounts used in the five-year period preceding the date of the visa application.
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Employers Facing Surge in Immigration Enforcement


Criminal investigations/arrests and I-9 audits surged in fiscal year 2018 following the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s announcement of its intent to increase its worksite enforcement efforts.
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No More Second Chances? New USCIS Policy Guidance for Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny


In the evening of July 13, 2018 (Friday), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted new policy guidance giving immigration adjudicators marching orders to deny an immigration application or petition without having to first issue a request for evidence (RFE) or notice of intent to deny (NOID) if the original submission lacks sufficient initial evidence to establish eligibility.
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Critical Action Steps for Employer Compliance During ICE Raid


Miles & Stockbridge lawyer Sufen Zhang covers steps employers can take to prepare for a potential enforcement action by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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It’s H-1B Lottery Season Again!


While it’s holiday season for most of the world, in the immigration world December also marks the unofficial start of H-1B lottery season.
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