March 15

USCIS Designates Matter of H-V-P- as an Adopted Decision

On March 9, 2016, USCIS designated the Administrative Appeals Office’s (AAO) February 9, 2016, decision in Matter of H-V-P- as an adopted decision, and directed USCIS officials to follow its reasoning in similar cases. The decision clarifies that medical specialists who agree to practice in any area designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as having a shortage of health care professionals may be eligible for the physician national interest waiver (NIW) under INA §203(b)(2)(B)(ii).

March 15

Daily Immigration News Clips – March 15, 2016

Daily Immigration News Clips – March 15, 2016

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on March 15, 2016.


The Hill: Groups urge House to reject brief in Supreme Court immigration case
By Lydia Wheeler

International Business Times: Immigration Reform 2016: Paul Ryan’s Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Battle Opposed By Immigrant Advocacy Groups
By Abigail Abrams

Latin Post: Immigration Groups Fight Paul Ryan’s Plan to File Supreme Court Brief
By Glenn Minnis

AP: RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama’s Supreme Court pick
By Josh Lederman

New York Times: For Harry Reid, the Supreme Court Vacancy Offers One Last Fight
By David M. Herszenhorn

Buzzfeed: Holder: Senate Plan To Block Supreme Court Nominee Is “Height Of Arrogance”
By Darren Sands

New York Times: Program That Lets Foreigners Write a Check, and Get a Visa, Draws Scrutiny
By Ron Nixon

USA Today: How we got here: The many attempts to reform immigration, secure the border
By Daniel Gonzalez and Dan Nowicki

ABC News: DHS Watchdog Says Stalled Immigration System May Be Security Risk
By Mike Levine

The Nation: Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Over $11 Billion to Our Economy Each Year
By Michelle Chen

Fusion: Meet the first gay couple to get married inside an immigration detention center
By Jorge Rivas

Wall Street Journal: Campaign 2016 Shatters the Reagan and Clinton Coalitions
By Gerald F. Seib

The Hill: Clinton at immigration event: ‘Love trumps hate’
By Ben Kamisar

Politico: Why Team Clinton’s not sweating Trump
By Glenn Thrush

Politico: Inside Cruz’s state-by-state plan to defeat Trump
By Shane Goldmacher

Politico: Trump hits turbulence with immigration hard-liners
By Seung Min Kim

FiveThirtyEight: What Trump Supporters Were Doing Before Trump
By Dan Hopkins

Buzzfeed: Clinton Campaign Encouraged By Early Voting In Major Florida Latino Counties
By Adrian Carrasquillo

Bloomberg: Two Parties, Two Radically Different Visions on Immigration
By Sahil Kapur

DailyKos: Ryan to advance ‘extraordinary’ effort to politicize the SCOTUS case on Obama’s immigration efforts
By Kerry Eleveld

AP: AP News Guide: Now Come Ohio, Florida, 3 Other Big States

Reuters: Trump’s Appeal Divides Tea Party Loyalties in Crucial States

Politico: Rubio would need a ‘miracle’ to win Florida
By Marc Caputo

The Hill: Who will be today’s big winners? Pundits weigh in

NBC News: Primaries: Latinos By the Numbers in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina
By Griselda Nevarez

Vox: Watch: Trump supporter yells “Go to fucking Auschwitz” at protesters
By Libby Nelson

Raw Story: Kansas students attacked by Trump fan at gas station: ‘Brown trash, go home — Trump will win’
By Travis Gettys

Talking Points Memo: Muslim Student Alleges Man Yelling ‘Trump, Trump, Trump’ Attacked Him
By Allegra Kirkland

MSNBC: No one knows how bad the Trump situation is going to get
By Benjy Sarlin

NPR: A Campaign On The Brink: Donald Trump And The Intersection Of Outrage And Violence
By Ron Elving

Politico: Trump says his rallies are ‘lovefests’
By Nolan D. McCaskill

Politico: Ryan condemns violence at Trump rallies
By Jake Sherman

Washington Post: Surprise! Voters don’t seem to hold violence at Trump rallies against him. By Philip Bump

Talking Points Memo: Palin: We Don’t Have Time For Trump Protesters’ ‘Punk Ass Little Thuggery’
By Sara Jerde

Huffington Post: Elizabeth Warren: Enough Is Enough, It’s Time To Stand Up To Donald Trump
By Amanda Terkel

NPR: NPR Clarifies Cokie Roberts’ Role After Anti-Trump Column
By David Folkenflik

New York Times: Bernie Sanders Scored Victories for Years via Legislative Side Doors
By Jennifer Steinhauer

Washington Post: Finding purpose in the Trump crusade: ‘This is bigger than big’
By Stephanie McCrummen

New York Times (Editorial): The Trump Campaign Gives License to Violence

Washington Post (Opinion): If only Rubio had campaigned this way all along
By Jennifer Rubin

Washington Post (Opinion): In Supreme Court fight, Republicans lead with their chins
By Greg Sargent

NBC News (Opinion): We Deserve a Full Supreme Court Bench
By Raul A. Reyes

Huffington Post (Op-Ed): Can Fascism Triumph in America?
By Robert Creamer

The Hill (Opinion): Press: Who is to blame? Donald Trump
By Bill Press


Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgians split over president’s executive actions on immigration
By Jeremy Redmon

The Desert Sun (California): Gay couple wedding a first in US immigration detention
By Gustavo Solis

News Journal (Delaware): Scams targeting immigrants
By Esteban Parra

The Courier (Iowa): Grassley Stance on high court replacement protested
By Tim Jamison

Sun Sentinel (Florida): Mayo: My choice at Trump Rally – Leave or go to jail
By Michael Mayo

WRAL (North Carolina): Presidential candidates crisscross NC on final day before primary
By Matthew Burns

The News and Observer (North Carolina): ‘Inciting a riot’ charge against Trump possible after rally assault, NC sheriff says
By Colin Campbell

Cincinnati (Ohio): Immigration court withdraws deportation order
By Mark Curnutte

Wisconsin AG Connection (WI): Latino Groups Continue to Protest Immigration Bills

Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania – Editorial): Inquirer Editorial: Stop mistreating detained immigrants


March 15

H2B Quota

As of 3/9/16, USCIS has receipted 38,934 beneficiaries towards the 33,000 cap for the first half of FY2016. This count includes 33,478 approved and 7,456 pending beneficiaries. USCIS has also receipted 2,583 beneficiaries towards the 33,000 cap for the second half of FY2016.


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