Attorney Williams writes OpED on EB-5 Program, which was published by the Hill
March 7, 2019
Simone Williams moderated an International Trade and Business panel in Dakar, Senegal
July 4, 2018
Simone to appear on RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson on May 28th!
May 13, 2019
Homeland Security planning on collecting social media on everyone seeking immigration benefits
November 13, 2017
On September 18, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a new rule which allows USCIS storing “social media handles and aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results” in the immigration records (A-Files) of applicants and petitioners seeking immigration benefits.
A-Files, immigration case files, are used primarily by DHS employees for immigration processing and adjudication, protection of national security, and administering and enforcing immigration and nationality laws and related regulations and policy. These records also assist DHS with detecting violations of immigration and nationality laws, supporting the referral of such violations for prosecution or other appropriate enforcement action, supporting law enforcement efforts and inspection processes at the U.S. borders etc.
The research of social media information may help DHS employees to determine immigration fraud or even threat to national security, such as sham marriages or identification of terrorists.