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TAMPA, Fla.— Senior U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington today sentenced Elvis Harold Reyes (56, Brandon, Florida) to 20 years and 9 months in federal prison for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme where he posed as an immigration attorney and filed hundreds of fraudulent asylum applications. The Court deferred consideration of victim restitution to a later date.

Reyes had pleaded guilty on December 15, 2020. Read more at:


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Via their website, USCIS announced that they will be trying a new method of case processing times for Forms I-90, I-102, I-485, I-526, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-924, N-400, N-600 and N-600K. USCIS is hoping that with this method they can post processing times that are more accurate, timely, and easier to understand.



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In a statement issued on Monday April 12, 2021, President Biden announced his intent to nominate various key members to lead different sectors of the US Department of Homeland Security.


Two of those include Ur Jaddou for Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Chris Magnus, Nominee for Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).



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