CLINIC Policy Brief, June 25, 2019
"CLINIC’s policy brief examines extreme processing delays at USCIS under the Trump administration and the particular consequences to TPS holders and their families. The brief questions USCIS’ methods...
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, June 25, 2019
"U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. has recommended to the U.S. District Court of Guam that a Motion for Contempt be granted and sanctions be ordered against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...
Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, June 25, 2019
"Colleges are seeing increases in processing times for international students applying for work authorization through the Optional Practical Training, or OPT, program, leaving some students with...
Cyrus Mehta, June 23, 2019
"The Department of State Visa Bulletin is eagerly anticipated each month. It tells aspiring immigrants their place in the green card queue, and whether one has moved ahead, remained static or gone backwards. There are...
Alvarez Lagos v. Barr
"Sindy Marilu Alvarez Lagos testified credibly that she and her then-seven-year-old daughter, natives and citizens of Honduras, were threatened with gang rape, genital mutilation, and death if they did not comply with the...
CLINIC Legal, June 13, 2019
"Consistent with the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to roll back protections that Congress established for vulnerable children through the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization...
USCIS, June 10, 2019
"Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan today announced that Kenneth T. (Ken) Cuccinelli will serve as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective June 10...
USCIS, June 7, 2019
"USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the additional maximum 30,000 visas made available for returning workers under the H-2B numerical limit (also called a cap) for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
As previously announced ...
USCIS Asylum Division, May 31, 2019
"This memorandum provides updated procedures to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum offices on asylum applications filed by unaccompanied alien children ("UACs", or "UAC"...
Nio v. DHS, May 22, 2019
"The question before the Court is whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and its sub-agency U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) acted lawfully when they instituted...
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...