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The U.S. State Department Announces Suspension of Non-Immigrant Visa Operations Across Russia

Mechelle Zarou

Due to the Russian government’s personnel cap imposed on the U.S. Mission, all nonimmigrant visa (“NIV”) operations across Russia will be suspended beginning August 23, 2017. Beginning September 1, visa processing will resume on a greatly reduced scale at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, while NIV interviews at the U.S. Consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladistok are suspended until further notice.  Beginning August 21, the U.S. Mission will be canceling current nonimmigrant visa appointments countrywide. (more…)

The Implementation of Travel Ban 2.0: What Now?

Maria del Carmen Ramos

By now, most of you have heard that the United States Supreme Court ruled to reinstate President Trump’s revised travel ban in part. But what does this really mean? (more…)

Clarifying Muddied Waters: Making Sense of President Trump’s January 27 Executive Order

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Maria del Carmen Ramos

The Immigration Bulletin was created to help our clients adapt to constantly evolving immigration laws, regulations, and policies. To do so, we strive to provide clients access to the latest information. (more…)

DUI Arrests May Result in the Prudential Revocation of a Validly Issued Nonimmigrant Visa

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Contrary to popular opinion, there are serious immigration consequences for nonimmigrants who are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or a related offense. (more…)

Visa Waiver Program Participants Are Required to Have an e-Passport to Travel to the U.S.

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Last August, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that travelers participating in the Visa Waiver Program to travel to the United States would be required to have an e-Passport by April 1, 2016. (more…)