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Episode 23: Review and Recap of the

Immigration Law Events of 2016










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Review of the Immigration Legal Events in 2016. Links:

Naturalization Mistakes Cause a Stop to Process
: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/4/obama-administration-fails-to-check-immigrants-aga/

U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0Y32J1

and https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/pre-dawn-raids-leave-us-immigrant-communities-paralyzed-with-fear/2016/01/08/5bdf664c-b412-11e5-a76a-0b5145e8679a_story.html?utm_term=.e1a075ae6a89

Oakland EB-5 Company Crumbles: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/real-estate/2016/06/tom-henderson-oakland-eb-5-callsocket-jobs.html

SEC Halts EB-5 Scheme Stealing Investments In Cancer Center: http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/576530/sec_halts_eb-5_scheme_stealing_investments_in_cancer_center.html

Illegal immigrants who overstay visas hardly ever caught, feds admit: http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/14/illegal-immigrants-who-overstay-visas-almost-never/

World's first 'robot lawyer' overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/worlds-first-robot-lawyer-overturns-8302040

US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/us-colleges-court-foreign-entrepreneurs-who-need-visas/

Gov't Requests Rehearing of DAPA Case at Supreme Court:
https://www.justsecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/15-674-Texas-Rehearing-Petition.pdf

Federal immigration court backlog tops 500,000 pending cases: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/20/federal-immigration-court-backlog-tops-500000-pending-cases.html

Employer Owes After Keeping Feds In Dark On H-1B Firing: http://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/823551?nl_pk=3d58be1d-130f-45ab-8328-a9ad142de766&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=immigration

Immigration Judges Decide 57 Percent Entitled to Remain in U.S.: http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/435/?utm_source=AILA+Mailing&utm_campaign=7c08ffb91b-AILA8_8_19_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3c0e619096-7c08ffb91b-291214489

New National Interest Waiver Standard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjiqV08XFog

DOS Announces Ink Signature No Longer Required On Affidavits of Support: http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?7501-News-DOS-Announces-Ink-Signature-No-Longer-Required-On-Affidavits-of-Support

USCIS Fee Changes Take Effect Dec. 23: http://jqklaw.blogspot.com/2016/12/uscis-fee-changes-take-effect-dec-23.html

(NSEERS) Obama administration ending program once used to track mostly Arab and Muslim men: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/22/politics/obama-nseers-arab-muslim-registry/

Indian pleads guilty for H-1B visa fraud in US: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/indian-pleads-guilty-for-h-1b-visa-fraud-in-us-4431807/

SEC Charges Lawyer With Stealing Investor Money in EB-5 Offerings: http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?7489-News-SEC-Charges-Lawyer-With-Stealing-Investor-Money-in-EB-5-Offerings

Ex-ICE attorney sentenced to prison for falsifying document in immigration case: http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?6276-News-Ex-ICE-attorney-sentenced-to-prison-for-falsifying-document-in-immigration-case

Fake Visa School Busted: http://abcnews.go.com/US/21-people-arrested-alleged-student-visa-fraud-scheme/story?id=38162216

NEWPORT BIOTECH EB-5 INVESTORS WANT THEIR MONEY BACK, DOCUMENTS SHOW: http://vtdigger.org/2016/04/04/newport-biotech-investors-asking-for-refunds-documents-show/

Fake Immigration Attorney Gets Jail Time: http://www.latintimes.com/howard-seidler-fake-immigration-attorney-gets-jail-time-exploiting-undocumented-374326

Newport Immigration Lawyer Gets 5 Years for $8 Million Investment Visa Scam: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-0302-lawyer-sentenced-20160301-story.html

IRS Gets Power to Revoke Passports: http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2016/01/05/irs-gets-new-powers-to-revoke-passports.html

Immigration agent, lawyer charged in pay-to-stay scheme: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2016/10/20/immigration-agent-bribery-conspiracy/92475642/

Detailed Analysis of the L-1 New Office Non Immigrant Visa Category: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Me2vXvLR0s

Saudi airports set up US custom clearance facility: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/10/26/CBP-to-be-established-in-some-Saudi-airports-.html

Disbarred Immigration Lawyer Hit With 16 Felony Counts: http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=31535

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WANTS TO READ TRAVELERS’ TWEETS BEFORE LETTING THEM IN:
https://theintercept.com/2016/10/21/the-u-s-government-wants-to-read-travelers-tweets-before-letting-them-in/

Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Non-immigrant Workers:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-18/html/2016-27540.htm

Man Convicted In $160M EB-5 Visa Fraud Hopes To Avoid: http://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/863918/man-convicted-in-160m-visa-fraud-hopes-to-avoid-jail?nl_pk=3d58be1d-130f-45ab-8328-a9ad142de766&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=immigration

Agency’s Green Card Errors Said to Be Worse Than First Thought: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/us/green-card-errors-visa.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/

Fake US embassy shuts down after a decade issuing real visas: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/87185926/fake-us-embassy-shuts-down-after-a-decade-issuing-real-visas

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