ICE Seeks Automated Vetting for Its Extreme Vetting Initiative
Dec 8, 2017, 5:15 PM
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) calls for a centralized and automated method of vetting aliens, but a coalition of civil rights and technology groups say that using software for the vetting process would allow discrimination of aliens "under a veneer of objectivity".
Proposed Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants
May 22, 2017, 9:00 AM
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) proposes to expand the information required from certain visa applicants. The additional information would be requested in Form DS-5535, Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants. Information requested by Form DS-5535 includes:
Expansion of Global Entry to Citizens of Argentina
May 7, 2017, 9:00 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has expanded Global Entry eligibility to citizens of Argentina. Argentine citizens will be able to apply for Global Entry using the the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) beginning on May 8, 2017. Global Entry is a traveler program for certain foreigners traveling to the United States. The program provides expedited clearance of
Immigrant Visa Applicants from Mexico Now Require Police Certificates
May 2, 2017, 9:00 AM
Applicants for immigrant visas (IV) should be aware the police certificates will now be required for all applicants ages 18 years or older. The reciprocity schedule has been updated to reflect that police certificate is required for any IV applicant who is: Over the age of 18; and Has resided in Mexico for more
New Designs for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents
Apr 20, 2017, 9:00 AM
On May 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin issuing redesigned Permanent Resident Cards (aka “green” cards) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). The new cards use enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features. The new cards are more secure and tamper-resistant than the ones currently in use. Features of the Redesigned Cards Display the
Temporary Protected Status Designation to End in May 2017 for Certain Countries
Apr 20, 2017, 9:00 AM
On May 21, 2017, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation will expire for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. These three countries were designated for TPS due to the widespread transmission of the Ebola virus. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently determined, however, that conditions in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone no longer support their designations
Seminar: Kenneth Harder interviewed for webinar for the Texas State Bar in Austin, Texas
Apr 13, 2017, 9:00 AM
Kenneth Harder participated in a webinar on April 12, 2017 with the Texas State Bar in Austin, Texas. During the webinar, he was interviewed about enforcement of immigration laws in border areas, internal immigration enforcement, and policy developments at U.S. consulates outside the U.S.
Seminar: Kenneth Harder speaks at the AILA Spring Conference
Apr 8, 2017, 9:00 AM
Kenneth Harder spoke to members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on April 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. during AILA’s Spring Conference. During the conference, Ken Harder participated in a panel discussion along with representatives of the U.S. Department of State (DOS). DOS representatives included the Visa Office Directors, the Legal Advisory Unit, and
Liaison Activity: Kenneth Harder meets with U.S. Department of State
Apr 7, 2017, 9:00 AM
On behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Kenneth Harder met with representatives of the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2017. Ken Harder currently serves as the Vice Chair of AILA’s U.S. Department of State Liaison Committee. Issues discussed included immigration policy developments under the Trump Administration and
Seminar: Kenneth Harder at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Immigration Law Conference
Feb 10, 2017, 9:00 AM
Kenneth Harder spoke to local attorneys on February 9, 2017 at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Immigration Law Conference. Advanced immigration topics included legal and technical developments at the U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC is the agency responsible for processing immigrant visa applications for U.S. consulates outside the United