Comment: The January 2016 Visa Bulletin is Out!
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Article: Expansion of Electronic Travel Authorization Program. By Benjamin A. Kranc

Article: Shine Wears Off Investor Visa Programs as Questions about Economic Benefits and Fraud Lead to Reforms. By Kate Hooper and Demetrios G. Papademetriou

Blogging: Federal Judge Refuses to Bar Syrian Refugees From Entering Texas. By Roger Algase

Blogging: JANUARY 2016 VISA BULLETIN AND ANALYSIS. By Chris Musillo

Blogging: I Hate Withholding of Removal. Here's Why. By Jason Dzubow

News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for January 2016

News: CBP to Begin Biometric Entry / Exit Testing at Otay Mesa Port of Entry

Focus: The Family Book 2015-2016 Edition
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Headline: Opinion: Immigration might be good for the U.S. but not for all Americans Click here
Headline: Cuban immigration to U.S. surges as relations warm Click here
Headline: Rise in Immigrant Population Affecting US Elections Click here
Headline: U.S. Immigration Authorities Must Abide by International Obligations on Detention of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers Click here

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Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Nolan Rappaport, Marko Milakovich, Jim Roberts

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 15, 2015, 2:30 - 4pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a teleconference listening session on the draft policy memorandum for the role and use of interpreters during interviews at domestic field offices. The comment period for PM-602-0125 ends January 8, 2016. Comments may be submitted by following the directions at Comment Process. For more information and registration instructions see here.


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