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Burst of Easter Tweets Reflects the President's Immigration Frustrations

Various media outlets have commented on President Trump's barrage of Easter weekend tweets, signaling a renewed interest in hardening his immigration stance after repeatedly succumbing to the temptation to show his soft, fuzzy side where illegal immigration is concerned. As a result of which, a number of supporters, chief among them Ann Coulter, vented their exasperation and openly wondered if the man who now occupies the Oval Office is the same one who campaigned so vigorously on the need to enforce the nation's immigration laws both at the border and in the interior.

Topics: Politics

H-1B Applications Open Today

Today is the first day that that DHS will accept petitions for H-1B visas for work starting on October 1, 2018. As usual, by today USCIS is expected to have hundreds of thousands of petitions for visas subject to the 85,000-visa quota (plus additional petitions for visa not subject to the quota).

Massive Asylum Fraud Alleged in New York Case

Charges involve more than 180 applications

One of the more common questions that I am asked is one that I cannot answer: "How common is asylum fraud?" While I can provide my own experience as an immigration judge, I cannot dispositively provide a percentage of total asylum claims that involve fraud, or even the number of total cases in which fraud has been identified by adjudicators. The first number has never been analyzed, and the second number is not captured by any source of which I am aware.

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