On Sept. 15, 2020, USCIS posted three Policy Manual Updates:
Continuous Residence, Naturalization, Vol. 12, Part D, Chap. 3
Athletes and Entertainers (P), Vol. 2, Part N
Aliens of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O), Vol. 2, Part M
USCIS, Sept. 11, 2020
"In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 177 / Friday, September 11, 2020 / Proposed Rules
"This rule proposes to amend DHS regulations concerning the use and collection of biometrics in the enforcement and administration of immigration laws by U.S. Citizenship...
On Sept. 9, 2020 Angelo A. Paparelli , on behalf of ABIL , filed this amicus brief in ILRC v. Wolf. Angelo writes: "The brief attacks as unlawful under the Homeland Security Act any expenditures by USCIS from the Immigration Examinations Fee Account...
USCIS Policy Alert, Sept. 2, 2020 (46 pages!)
"For submissions postmarked on or after that October 2, 2020, USCIS will only accept the 10/02/20 edition of the following new or existing forms:
Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: H-1B or H-1B1...
USCIS, Aug. 27, 2020
"Effective August 25, 2020, the Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants Final Rule removed the exemption from discretion outlined in 8 CFR 274a.13(a)(1) for asylum applicants seeking employment...
USICS, Aug. 20, 2020
"This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Z-R-Z-C- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this Adopted Decision shall be used to guide determinations...
Samma v. DOD
"The United States has a long history of allowing noncitizens to serve in its military and providing those who serve with an expedited path to citizenship. But in recent years, despite its need for noncitizen enlistees to fill its...
USCIS, Aug. 21, 2020
"NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE FILED, OR WILL BE FILING, AN ASYLUM APPLICATION MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER ARRIVING IN THE UNITED STATES.
MENDEZ ROJAS, ET...
USCIS, Aug. 21, 2020
Clarifying Procedures for Terminating Asylum Status in Relation to Consideration of an Application for Adjustment of Status
"Asylum may be granted to those who meet the definition of a refugee and are physically present in...
USCIS, Aug. 18, 2020
USCIS Reminds F-1 Aliens in Post-Completion OPT and Their DSOs to Enter Employer Information in SEVIS
"As exceeding unemployment limits can result in a loss of status, we are reminding F-1 aliens participating in post-completion...
USCIS, Aug. 19, 2020
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/20/2020.
"As a result of continued disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the summer and upcoming fall agricultural season caused by the global...
On Aug. 13, 2020 the feds dropped their appeal in L.M.-M. v. Cuccinelli . This means the March 1, 2020 district court ruling stands. More here .
On Aug. 14, 2020 the GAO concluded : "Upon Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation on April 10...
DHS has withdrawn its appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Thus, the Feb. 6, 2020 permanent nationwide injunction is the final word. Here is Ron Klasko's Feb. 18, 2020 essay on why the decision is so important.