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Cyrus D. Mehta: USCIS Finalizes Unlawful Presence Policy Putting F, J And M Nonimmigrants In Great Jeopardy
Posted on 14 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Aug. 13, 2018 - "The USCIS finalized its unlawful presence policy for F, J and M nonimmigrants on August 9, 2018. The final policy makes no significant changes from the draft policy of May 10, 2018. My earlier blog noted the flaws... Read More

Heightened Ethical and Strategic Considerations for Business Immigration Attorneys Under USCIS’s New Removal Policy - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 17 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, July 16, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued updated policy guidance on July 5, 2018, PM-602-0050.1 , that aligns its policy for issuing Form I-862, Notice to Appear, with the immigration enforcement priorities... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta on USCIS' Unlawful Presence Policy Memo
Posted on 12 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, May 12, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum on May 10, 2018, “ Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants .” The memo abruptly revises previous policy guidance... Read More

New USCIS DRAFT Policy Memo Takes Harder Line on Accrual of Unlawful Presence for Fs, Js and Ms (May 11, 2018)
Posted on 11 May 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, May 11, 2018 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today posted a [DRAFT] policy memorandum changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status, including... Read More

USCIS Liberalizes Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in Some Hague Convention Adoption Cases
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), there are three ways that adopted children can qualify as the children of a U.S. citizen parent for purposes of acquiring lawful permanent resident status, and generally derivative U... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: Change of Gender Designation on USCIS Documents (Jan. 19, 2017)
Posted on 20 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 19, 2017 - "This policy memorandum (PM) and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) update U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy regarding procedures and requirements to change the gender... Read More

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USCIS H-1B Memo on Computer-Related Positions (Mar. 31, 2017)
Posted on 3 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Mar. 31, 2017 - "This policy memorandum (PM) supersedes and rescinds the December 22, 2000 memorandum titled “Guidance memo on H1B computer related positions” issued to Nebraska Service Center (NSC) employees by Terry Way.&quo... Read More

USCIS Policy Memo: The Role and Use of Interpreters in Domestic Field Office Interviews (Jan. 17, 2017)
Posted on 19 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 17, 2017 - "To advance consistent standards for interpretation in interviews conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), this Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the role and use of interpreters in certain... Read More