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...
Laura D. Francis, Bloomberg, June 11, 2019
"Comtrix Solutions Inc., a Virginia-based health care staffing company, got approval to bring in skilled foreign workers on H-1B visas for several clients in October 2018, six months after it applied....
Francie Diep, Pacific Standard, June 7, 2019
"It used to be that, to help refugees prepare to meet with a government officer who will decide whether they qualify for asylum, immigration lawyers would look up the documents that the government used...
Steve Vladeck, June 10, 2019
" The last time I wrote about the Trump administration’s abuse of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA) of 1998 , I opened with Yogi Berra’s famous quip that “it’s like déjà vu...
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 ...
Cyrus D. Mehta & Patrick Matutina, June 5, 2019
"Current regulations generally preclude beneficiaries from participating in employment-based immigrant visa proceedings, including post-adjudication motions and appeals. The employment-based immigrant...
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"...
Congressman Joe Neguse, May 29, 2019
"Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) are leading a bipartisan letter urging Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary McAleenan to retract guidelines issued...
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...