Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, Dec. 8, 2023
"A federal judge in San Diego on Friday approved a settlement that prohibits U.S. officials from separating migrant families for crossing the U.S....
USCIS, Dec. 8, 2023
"The employment-based (EB) annual limit for fiscal year (FY) 2024 will be higher than was typical before the pandemic, though lower than in FY 2021-2023. We are dedicated to...
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press, Dec. 8, 2023
"A federal judge was poised Friday to prohibit separation of families at the border for purposes of deterring immigration for eight years, preemptively...
In an unpublished decision dated Dec. 4, 2023 a panel of the Ninth Circuit remanded for a new hearing. The facts are stunning...unless you practice immigration law:
"Because Lead Petitioner credibly...
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 12/07/2023
"The Department of State (“Department”) is amending its regulation governing immigrant visas by removing...
Visa Bulletin for February 2021
"VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS
FAMILY-sponsored categories (potential monthly movement)
Worldwide dates: F1: Up to two weeks F2A: Current F2B: Up to two weeks F3: Up to three weeks F4: Up to two weeks
EMPLOYMENT-based categories (potential monthly movement)
Employment First: Worldwide: Current China: Up to six months India: Up to six months
Employment Second: Worldwide: Current China: Up to three weeks India: Up to two weeks
Employment Third: Worldwide: Current China: Up to one month India: Up to three weeks Mexico: Current Philippines: Current
Employment Fourth: Current for most countries El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras: Up to three months Mexico: Up to one month
Employment Fifth: The category will remain “Current” for most countries China: No forward movement Vietnam: Up to three weeks
The above final action date projections for the Family and Employment categories indicate what is likely to happen on a monthly basis through May. The determination of the actual monthly final action dates is subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables impacting processing."