Comment: The September 2016 Visa Bulletin is Out!
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Article: Civil Penalties Nearly Double for Form I-9 Violations and Significantly Increase for Other Immigration-Related Violations. By Gregory A. Wald

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Blogging: Immigrants of the Day: Rio Olympics Edition: The Water Polo Team. By Greg Siskind

Blogging: GOP Senator Blasts Trump For Attacking Ethnic And Religious Minorities. By Roger Algase

News: DOS Releases Visa Bulletin for September 2016

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Focus: The Removal Book
Editor: Priscillia Suntoso
Articles by Nadeen Aljijakli, Josh Bardavid, Philip Eichorn, Aga Haupt, Lauren Kosseff, Matthew Kriezelman, Michelle Mendez, Lory Rosenberg, Jason Schaffer, Kimberly Sutton, and others to be announced.

The Book Contents: Removal Proceedings; Grounds of Deportability; Grounds of Inadmissibility; Contesting Removability; Adjustment of Status; Waivers of Inadmissibility and Deportability in Removal Proceedings; Section 212(c) Relief and Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents; Cancellation and Suspension for Non-Permanent Resident Aliens; Asylum: Withholding of Removal and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture; Voluntary Departure; Naturalization as a Defense to Removal; Administrative Review of Removal Orders; Chapter 13: Judicial Review of Removal Orders; Removal Issues Outside the United States

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
September 20, 2016, 4:30 - 6pm (Eastern), Cambridge, MA. The Center for International Studies, Inter-University Committee on International Migration at MIT will sponsor a lecture on "Immigration, Democracy, and Discrimination in Small Town America." Speaker: Justin Steil, Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Location: E40-496. For more information see here.


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