News in Brief

The following additional items may be of interest to our readers: Yemeni Cases Transferred to Egypt: The National Visa Center (NVC) advises that Yemeni immigrant visa cases that were previously scheduled for interviews at Sana’a, as well as cases that were...

L-1 Checklist Now Used at U.S.-Canada Ports of Entry

In late 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began using an L-1 checklist at U.S.-Canada ports of entry (POE), similar to the TN checklist deployed by the agency earlier in the year. Canadians who seek L-1 adjudications at the U.S.-Canada border and who are...

DOS Conducts Site Visits for J-1 Host Organizations

The Department of State’s (DOS) Office of Private Sector Exchange Administration announced that it began performing site visits to J-1 intern and trainee host organizations in February 2015. Last spring, DOS performed similar visits, which were aimed at gathering...

Two Million People Deported Since President Obama Took Office

In October 2014, the Pew Research Center analyzed recently released DHS data and reported that the Obama Administration deported a record 438,400 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal year 2013, continuing a streak of stepped up enforcement that resulted in more than 2...