Supreme Court Decides CSPA Case |
On June 9, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio , 2014 U.S. LEXIS 3991 [ enhanced opinion available to lexis.com subscribers ]. The Court held that the BIA’s textually...
EOIR Releases Plan to Protect Detainees with Mental Disorders |
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) recently released the first phase of a nationwide plan to provide heightened protections for unrepresented detainees with mental disorders...
Administration Seeks More Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Nationals |
The Obama administration is urging Congress to expand the number of special immigrant visas available to Afghan nationals who assisted the U.S. government and to do so before...
USCIS Ombudsman Recommends Improvements to SIJ Adjudication Process|
On December 11, 2015, the Ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a 12-page report containing recommendations for improving the process for adjudicating applications...
EOIR Revises Docket Priorities |
On February 3, 2016, Chief Immigration Judge Print Maggard issued a memorandum revising certain docket priorities for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
In cases involving unaccompanied minors, immigration...
EOIR Appoints New Immigration Judges and Assistant Chief Immigration Judges |
In November, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced the appointment of two new immigration judges and six new assistant chief immigration judges.
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...
California Housing and Employment Department Issues New Guidelines on U Visas |
On September 10, 2014, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued a directive expanding the grounds for which it will provide certifications to noncitizens...
H-2B Applications and Prevailing Wage Requests Continue Through May 15; USCIS Resumes Premium Processing |
On April 15, 2015, the federal district court for the Northern District of Florida issued a further order in Perez v. Perez, No 3:14-cv-682 ...
EB-4 Visa Limit Reached for Special Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
A final action date of January 1, 2010 has been set for special immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and is reflected in the State Department’s...
Executive Action Coverage |
On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions that will help secure the border, prioritize deporting felons over families, and allow certain undocumented immigrants to temporarily remain in...