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USCIS Announces Online Filing for DACA Renewal Forms
Posted on 12 Apr 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 12, 2022 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that individuals who previously received deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may now file Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action... Read More

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USCIS Chief Takes Responsibility For Injunction Violation: Law360
Posted on 19 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 18, 2015 - " The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Friday that he accepted responsibility for about 2,000 expanded work permits going out in violation of a court injunction on two of the president's... Read More

DACA Renewal Process Released
Posted on 5 Jun 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the process for individuals to renew enrollment in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted to the Federal... Read More

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Excerpts from the Nov. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

New Filing Option for Canadian TNs USCIS began accepting Forms I-129 filed by Canadian citizens who are outside the United States and seek classification as TN nonimmigrants on October 1, 2012. USCIS had accepted the form filing only in connection... Read More

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 27, 2017)
Posted on 28 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Dec. 27, 2017 - " Based on information provided by USPS regarding the mailing of DACA requests, USCIS is sending letters to affected DACA requestors inviting them to resubmit their DACA request within 33 calendar days. For any such affected... Read More

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Excerpts from the Oct. 1, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: 2014 Diversity Visas and More
Posted on 24 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

2014 Diversity Visas Online registration for the DV-2014 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 12 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4... Read More

News Excerpts From the October 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

White House Releases Refugee Ceilings for FY 2015 | On September 30, 2014, the White House released a presidential memorandum capping the number of refugee admissions at 70,000 for the upcoming fiscal year and authorizing citizens of some countries... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 1, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

USCIS Releases Draft Guidance on Extreme Hardship | On October 7, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued draft guidance for public comment on the factors the agency considers in determining whether the denial of an application... Read More

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Should Undocumented Young People Apply?
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

By Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr The Obama administration's program for young people who came to the United States as children and lack a valid immigration status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has sparked extensive debate, advice... Read More

News Excerpts From the Nov. 1, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 22 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

California Launches Student Loan Program for DREAMers | In late September, California enacted a bill allowing public universities to provide direct loans to state residents unable to obtain federal loans on account of their immigration status. Known... Read More

USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues
Posted on 16 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Nov. 15, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received reports that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified USPS mail service delays that affected a number of DACA renewal requests. Because the DACA policy has... Read More

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News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

New USCIS Director Testifies Before Congress | On July 29, Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rodriguez became USCIS director on July... Read More

DACA Back On...For Now
Posted on 15 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 13, 2018 - "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the... Read More

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