USCIS, May 17, 2017
"USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. As in previous...
Here is an Advance Copy of the rule to be published on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Guilford College v. USCIS, May 3, 2019
"Plaintiffs’ lawsuit relates to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (“USCIS”) issuance and application of the August 9, 2018 Policy Memorandum, PM-602-1060.1 , titled “Accrual...
USCIS, Apr. 29, 2019
"USCIS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are extending the joint agency pilot program for Canadian citizens seeking L-1 nonimmigrant status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through April 30,...
USCIS, Apr. 22, 2019
"Israeli Nationals Eligible for Treaty Investor Visas
Certain Israeli nationals who are lawfully present in the United States will soon be able to request a change of status to the E-2 treaty investor classification...
USCIS, Apr. 19, 2019
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violation of federal controlled substance law, including for marijuana, remains a conditional bar to establishing...
USCIS Policy Alert: Marriage Involving Minor(s) - April 12, 2019
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) to add Chapter 21.3(a)(2)(D)(iv), Interview Guidelines for Form I-130 Spousal...
Tal Kopan, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Bureau, Apr. 12, 2019
"Attorney General William Barr is making his first major moves on immigration policy since his confirmation, setting up big changes for the courts that decide whether immigrants...
USCIS, Apr. 11, 2019
"On April 10, USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for fiscal year (FY) 2020. After...
The Legal Aid Society and Latham & Watkins LLP, Apr. 10, 2019
"The Legal Aid Society and Latham & Watkins LLP lauded a Federal Court order in R.F.M. et al. v. Nielsen, et al. , that will ensure that class members’ applications for...
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Apr. 10, 2019
"When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced its H-1B Employer Data Hub skeptics assumed the agency hoped to generate negative attention toward companies and H-1B visa holders. However...
Matthew Hoppock, Apr. 7, 2019
"After an informal policy shift last year led the USCIS to start denying human trafficking visas by misreading the statutory text, creating a requirement that never existed before, we’ve won our first appeal...
CLINIC, Apr. 8, 2019
"USCIS announced it is advancing its plan to eliminate receipt of a means-tested benefit as sufficient evidence to receive a filing fee waiver via the Federal Register Notice published April 5, 2019. The notice opens a new...
USCIS, Mar. 19, 2018
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the start of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap season, start dates for premium processing of cap-subject H-1B petitions, and the launch of its new H-1B data...
Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 12, 2019
"The Trump administration is preparing to shutter many of its immigration operations abroad, cutting back on a key support system for those applying overseas to relocate to the United States.