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DHS Announces Implementation of Visa Sanctions on Four Countries

On September 13, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced, in coordination with the State Department, the implementation of visa sanctions on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone due to lack of cooperation in accepting their nationals ordered removed from the United States.

CBP Reminds Travelers of Departure Date with New I-94 Website Feature

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will now remind travelers of their last possible departure date from the United States, according to the terms of their admission, via email and a new feature on the I-94 website. Beginning today, eligible Visa Waiver Program travelers will be able to check how much longer they can remain in the United States without overstaying the terms of their admission. Further updates to the I-94 website will incorporate additional nonimmigrant travelers.

Putting American Workers First: USCIS Announces Further Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse Agency Creates Avenue for American Workers to Report Abuse

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced multiple measures to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. The H-1B visa program should help U.S. companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, willing and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged. Protecting American workers by combating fraud in our employment-based immigration programs is a priority for USCIS.

DHS Launches Known Employer Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the launch of a Known Employer pilot to assess a new process for employers seeking to hire certain workers through employment-based visa categories.

DHS Announces Further Travel Restrictions for the Visa Waiver Program

The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program travel for certain individuals who have traveled to these countries. 

Department of Homeland Security and Department of State Announce Changes to Entry Requirements for Caribbean Residents Traveling to U.S. as Agricultural Workers

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State published rules in the Federal Register on February 4, 2016 eliminating the nonimmigrant visa exemption for certain Caribbean residents coming to the United States as H-2A agricultural workers. Beginning February19, certain Caribbean residents seeking to come to the United States as H-2A agricultural workers will be required to have both a valid passport and visa.

Entry/Exit Overstay Report

DHS has generated this report to provide data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the United States who were expected to depart each Fiscal Year.

U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resources

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed resources for Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement officers concerning law enforcement certifications for the U and T nonimmigrant status, also known as the U and T visas.

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