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Memos Could Cause Sudden US Visa Denials

A couple of policy memos recently circulated by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) could result in sudden US visa denials and individuals being referred for deportation from the US, according to immigration attorneys. The most recent memo, released last week, changes policy by enabling immigration officials to reject applications for US visas if information …

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States Sue Government over Immigration Funding

Six US states, including New York, are suing the federal government. This is due to the Trump administrations attempts to make the receipt of millions in federal law enforcement funding dependent on cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming that the Department …

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Attorneys Want Connecticut Immigration Case to Be Model

On Tuesday, attorneys who represented two immigrant minors reunited with their parents in the state of Connecticut said that they hoped the cases would serve as models for future lawsuits by other immigrant families separated after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border as a result of the zero-tolerance immigration policy adopted by the Trump administration. Governor …

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Government Defends Vetting Process Truncation to Reunite Families

The Department of Health and Human Services has defended its decision to make less stringent the vetting process to reunite thousands of immigrant children with their parents quicker. The government has a deadline of 26 July to reunite as many as 2,551 immigrant minors between the ages of five and 17 with their parents, following …

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