ICE Issues Directive Limiting Detention of Parents
On August 23, 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a directive intended to limit the detention of parents and other guardians of minor children during removal proceedings and to allow...
Administration Issues Additional Guidance Following Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling
The State Department and Department of Homeland Security issued further guidance in August on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States...
H-1B FY 2017 Cap Season Begins April 1 |
USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap on April 1, 2016. The congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visas for FY 2017 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed...
DHS Weighing Program to Streamline Employment-Based Immigration Requests |
On January 15, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security announced the potential launch of a pilot program later this year to streamline adjudications of employment-based immigration...
By Julie Myers Wood, President Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC
Julie Myers Wood, the former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, comments on ICE's 2010-2014 strategic plan in this Emerging Issues Analysis. Among other things...
H1-B Filings: USCIS Anticipates Use of Lottery; Temporary Modification of Premium Processing
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on March 15, 2013, that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the FY 2014 cap on Monday, April...