Archive for the ‘Court Cases / Decisions’ Category

Policy Alert: USCIS Changes Requirements for Children Born to Unmarried Parents Outside the U.S. to Acquire Citizenship

4/20/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

On April 18th, USCIS released policy guidance clarifying the requirements for children born to unmarried parents outside of the United States to acquire U.S. citizenship. ┬áSpecifically, the changes affect sections 301 and 309 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and address the following two issues: Changes to physical presence requirements in acquisition of citizenship […]Read More >

New Travel Ban Announcement

3/7/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

A new travel ban has been announced. The focus is to be on nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. According to AILA (AILA Doc. No. 17030601), the announcement reads: “For the next 90 days, foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen who are outside the United States on the […]Read More >

Infosys Settles Visa Fraud and Abuse Case for Record $34 Million

11/11/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

Infosys Limited, an Indian company involved in consulting, technology and outsourcing, has agreed to pay a record $34 million civil settlement based on allegations of systemic visa fraud and abuse of immigration processes, and also agreed to enhanced corporate compliance measures. The $34 million payment made by Infosys as a result of these allegations represents […]Read More >

Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling Opens Door to Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

7/16/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

About 30,000 same-sex binational couples may now be eligible for immigration benefits, such as permanent residence based on marriage, thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26, 2013, in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. That law had prohibited the federal government from recognizing […]Read More >

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

6/27/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Supreme Court recently issued a decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. This has a huge impact on immigration issues and should open the door for same sex couples to be treated equally under immigration law. AILA President Laura Lichter immediately commented by saying “Same sex bi-national couples have fought […]Read More >