Advocates Divided On Raising Or Eradicating U-Visa Cap

"Proponents of a visa program for undocumented immigrants who are victims of crime are pushing Congress to pass legislation that would triple the reach of the temporary coverage." Neon Tommy, Oct. 4, 2011 .

10,000 U Visas Approved in Fiscal Year 2012

" U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today marked a significant milestone in its efforts to provide relief to victims of crimes by approving the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status, also referred to as the U-visa. This is the third straight year USCIS has...

Some DACA Applicants Find Unexpected Relief in Special Visas

"During these consultations, many have learned that they are eligible for other, more permanent, forms of immigration relief, like special visas for crime victims. More than a dozen immigration lawyers around the country — from private practice, advocacy organizations and university law clinics...

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for Fourth Straight Fiscal Year

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2013. This marks the fourth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2008. Each year,...

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 5th Straight Fiscal Year

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2014. This marks the fifth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing U visas in 2008. Each year...

News Excerpts From The Jan. 1, 2014, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

EOIR Issues New Guidance Following Settlement of Asylum Clock Suit | On December 2, 2013, the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge issued two memoranda concerning implementation of the employment authorization “clock” for asylum applicants in removal proceedings. The issuance of the memoranda...

Listening Session on U Visas, June 4, 2014

"Teleconference Invitation Listening Session on U Visas Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder listening session on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern...

News Excerpts From the Oct. 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

California Housing and Employment Department Issues New Guidelines on U Visas | On September 10, 2014, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued a directive expanding the grounds for which it will provide certifications to noncitizens seeking U nonimmigrant status. The Department...

News Excerpts From the Jan. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Labor Department Ends Use of Employer-Provided Wage Surveys for H-2B Program | Following a major decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Department of Labor announced that it will no longer issue prevailing wage determinations for the H-2B program resulting from wage surveys...