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USCIS Memos Signal Sea Change For Business Immigration

Law360 (July 16, 2018, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Two recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memos may doom foreign professionals seeking to work in the U.S. by allowing immigration officials to deny outright visa petitions they deem frivolous and then immediately place rejected applicants in deportation proceedings, attorneys say.

The most recent memo, released late Friday, would allow USCIS officials to issue statutory denials of requests for immigration benefits where the petitioner has no legal basis for the benefit sought or submits a request under a program that was terminated — critically, without the official first having to send a Request for Evidence or Notice of Intent to Deny....

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