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  • 03May
    2016

    5 Red Flags Of A Fishy EB-5 Project

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    By Allissa Wickham Law360, New York (May 3, 2016, 2:55 PM ET) — With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission exposing several alleged schemes involving the EB-5 visa program in recent months, it’s never been clearer that immigrant investors face a real danger of signing up with a potentially fraudulent project. Here, attorneys outline signs...

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  • 03May
    2016

    Convicted Researcher Can't Duck FCA Suit Over Grant

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    By Martin O’Sullivan Law360, New York (May 3, 2016, 12:43 PM ET) — A research contractor convicted of fraudulently acquiring a National Science Foundation grant can’t dodge the federal government’s False Claims Act lawsuit seeking to recoup the grant money, a South Dakota federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken denied independent...

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  • 02May
    2016

    DHS Says DC Circ. Lacks Jurisdiction Over OPT Row

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    By Allissa Wickham Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 10:36 PM ET) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security told the D.C. Circuit on Monday that it doesn’t have jurisdiction over a case regarding optional practical training for foreign students, arguing that a partial judgment ruling in the case didn’t count as a final decision....

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  • 02May
    2016

    USCIS Pushes For Win In Class Action Over EB-5 Rule

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    By Allissa Wickham Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 9:04 PM ET) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asked a D.C. federal court on Friday to hand it a victory in a class action over a rule requiring applicants seeking an EB-5 visa to secure loans with assets they own, saying the agency’s interpretation of...

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  • 02May
    2016

    ACLU, Nonprofits Back Immigrant In 9th Circ. SSN Fight

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    By Kevin Penton Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 7:46 PM ET) — Nearly a dozen nonprofits have urged the Ninth Circuit to uphold a lower court’s determination that a California agency’s question about using an invalid Social Security number negatively affected a Mexican native and violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The...

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  • 02May
    2016

    Are You Considering Canada?

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    Are You Considering Canada? Author: Guest Blogger on 05/02/2016 As the American presidential election nears, some of us in Canada have been asked by media and other interested parties what the real options are if someone wanted to head north. ABC News reported in March that Google searches for “how to move to Canada” surged...

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  • 02May
    2016

    9th Circ. Unblocks Pair Of Ariz. Employment ID Theft Laws

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    By Kelly Knaub Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 5:06 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit on Monday reversed an order blocking two Arizona state laws that criminalize stealing someone’s identity in order to get or keep a job, holding that the laws are not preempted on their face by federal immigration law because they...

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  • 02May
    2016

    Gay Couples Cohabiting Is Like Marriage: Va. High Court

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    By Dani Kass Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 4:50 PM ET) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that cohabitation between members of the same sex can be considered “analogous to marriage” under state law, reversing an appeals court decision that a man must provide support to his ex-wife even though she is...

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  • 02May
    2016

    7th Circ. Orders New Deportation Hearing For Jordanian Man

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    By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (May 2, 2016, 1:45 PM ET) — The Seventh Circuit on Friday ordered an immigration judge to hold a new deportation hearing for a Jordanian man suspected of entering into a sham marriage to get his green card, ruling it wasn’t fair the man didn’t get a chance to...

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  • 29Apr
    2016

    Gov’t To Appeal Loss Over Heightened Marriage Visa Bar

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    By Natalie Olivo Law360, New York (April 29, 2016, 11:34 PM ET) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Board of Immigration Appeals will appeal a New York federal judge’s order for USCIS to reconsider a petition from a Chinese national seeking permanent resident status for his wife, according to a notice of appeal...

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