DHS has withdrawn its appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.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.
USCIS, July 31, 2020
"On July 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) in State of New York, et al. v. DHS, et al. and Make the Road NY et al. v. Cuccinelli, et al. enjoined the Department of Homeland Security...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 149 / Monday, August 3, 2020
"This final rule adjusts certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It also removes certain fee exemptions...
Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Kira Olsen-Medina, MPI, July 28, 2020
"In one of the largest ever furloughs by a single government agency, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) leadership has announced its intent to temporarily...
"USCIS has the money, is asking for more money, and is raising it fees all at once, yet it refuses to do its job and keep its employees working and the immigration system operable."
Statement of Sharvari Dalal-Dheini Director, Government Relations...
USCIS, July 24, 2020 - Clarifying Guidance for Deployment of Capital in Employment-Based Fifth Preference (EB-5) Category
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing clarifying policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding...
Jack v. Barr
"In these tandem cases, Jervis Glenroy Jack and Ousmane Ag each petition for review of decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ordering them removed based on their New York firearms convictions. See 8 U.S.C. § 1227...
On July 15, 2020 USCIS issued Policy Alert PA-2020-10 entitled Applying Discretion in USCIS Adjudications , and updated Chapter 5 and Chapter 8 of the Policy Manual.
Canal A Media v. USCIS
"Plaintiffs Canal A Media Holding, LLC (“Canal A Media”) and Erick Archila appeal the District Court’s dismissal of their amended complaint for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. They seek to challenge...
USCIS, June 25, 2020
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Deputy Director for Policy Joseph Edlow issued the following statement on the agency’s fiscal outlook due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
“The effects of the coronavirus pandemic...
Angelo A. Paparelli, June 22, 2020
Litigation Victories Force USCIS to Rescind Restrictive H-1B Memoranda ~ Agency Also Offers Unclear Guidance on H-1B “Nonproductive” Status
"In the wake of recent losses in the federal courts, U...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 06/26/2020
"On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would modify DHS’s regulations governing...
Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020
"This final rule removes a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days from the date an asylum...
USCIS, June 17, 2020
"USCIS is rescinding the following policy memoranda and issuing updated policy guidance in their place:
• Determining Employer-Employee Relationship for Adjudication of H-1B Petitions, Including Third-Party Site Placements...
USCIS, June 16, 2020
"This technical update removes the WA Food Assistance Program for Legal Immigrants from the list of examples of state, local, and tribal cash assistance programs that are considered income maintenance for purposes of the public...