News in Brief

The following additional items may be of interest to our readers:  TPS for Sudan ending November 2018: DHS has determined that conditions in Sudan no longer support its designation for temporary protected status (TPS). The decision will affect over 1,000 Sudanese...

Turkey and the U.S.: Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Suspended

Both the United States and Turkey have suspended all nonimmigrant visa services for travel between the two countries. The breakdown in relations was prompted by the arrest of a Turkish national employed by the U.S. consulate whom Turkish authorities charged with...

Passports and Visas Damaged by Floods: What to Do?

In the wake of the hurricanes that have brought massive flooding to Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico, many foreign nationals are reporting that their passports and visas have been water-damaged. Foreign nationals with water-damaged documents are advised to...

Military Access to Expedited Naturalization Reversed

On October 13, 2017, the Department of Defense reversed a Bush-era policy that offered expedited naturalization to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) enlisted in the military. Under the new policy, enlistees must undergo a new security clearance process that will take...

ICE Implements a Major Data Collection Program

DHS has created and implemented a number of technology and data-driven programs to assist in locating, tracking, and removing foreign nationals. Last year, ICE began developing a data collection program that would assist in their interior immigration enforcement...