Non-Immigrant Admissions to the US, and More from CRS
There were 181.3 million foreign nationals who were admitted to the United States on a temporary basis in FY 2016 for reasons such as business or tourism.
A new report from the Congressional Research Service “explains the statutory and regulatory provisions that govern nonimmigrant admissions to the United States [and] describes trends in temporary migration, including changes over time in the number of nonimmigrant visas issued and nonimmigrant admissions.” See Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Admissions to the United States: Policy and Trends, December 8, 2017.
Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.
Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Military Commission Challenges — Al Bahlul and Al-Nashiri, CRS Legal Sidebar, December 12, 2017
A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense–Issues for Congress, updated December 12, 2017
Venezuela: Background and U.S. Policy, updated December 11, 2017
Jerusalem: U.S. Recognition as Israel’s Capital and Planned Embassy Move, CRS Insight, December 8, 2017
Taylor Force Act: Palestinian Terrorism-Related Payments and U.S. Aid, CRS Insight, updated December 12, 2017
Suing Subway: When Does a Class Action Settlement Benefit Only the Lawyers?, CRS Legal Sidebar, December 12, 2017
Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, updated December 8, 2017
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