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  • Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration
    Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

    Trump's Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration President Trump issued three executive orders (EO) affecting US immigration the week starting 23 January 2017. Of these, the EO signed on 27 January is the ...

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  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act Challenge Stands
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act Challenge Stands

    A judge in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, has denied a motion filed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to dismiss the Meredith R. Brown, et al. v. U.S. Customs ...

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  • Redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Website Launched
    Redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Website Launched

    United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced the launch of a redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travellers. The new ...

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  • U.S. Visa Applications Are Experiencing Delays
    U.S. Visa Applications Are Experiencing Delays

    The United States Department of State (DOS) announced that it was experiencing technical difficulties with its visa issuance. The problems are not specific to any particular country or visa type. ...

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  • Attorney Hyde: Speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference in Rome
    Attorney Hyde: Speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference in Rome

    I recently had the immense honour of being asked to be a speaker for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Spring Conference, held on this occasion in Rome, Italy. As speaker and ...

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  • Alien? Ex-pat? 'American in waiting'? The importance of language used in US immigration law
    Alien? Ex-pat? 'American in waiting'? The importance of language used in US immigration law

    1930s British politician Pearl Strachan Hurd famously said, "Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs". While the context may have changed, the warning continues to ring true ...

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