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New Rules for "Public Charge" Ground of Inadmissibility

Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a final rule concerning the “public charge” grounds under the immigration statute for denying admission, extension of status, and permanent residence to foreign nationals. The rule will take effect after 60 days, on October 15, 2019, unless litigation prevents its implementation.

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Delays at Immigration Inspection Anticipated at US-Canada Border

The recent transfer of more than 700 border agents from the US-Canada border to the US-Mexico border means travelers between Canada and the US should be ready for delays at immigration inspections.  The Department of Homeland Security announced that the temporary transfer of border agents from the northern to the southern border is to assist with the influx of asylum-seekers from Central America.

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President Trump Proposes Admission Bonds and Other Measures to Reduce Visa Overstays

President Trump’s newest immigration initiative targets foreign nationals who overstay their visas with a focus on visitors who enter the United States on the B-1/B-2 visa and the Visa Waiver Program.  In a memo released on Monday, he has proposed reducing the amount of time foreign nationals are allowed to stay in the United States, requiring additional documentation, and imposing admission bonds that would be refunded upon departure from the U.S.  

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