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EB-5 Adjudications Policy: Draft Memo for Comment

DRAFT FOR COMMENT ONLY - Posted: 11-09-2011 - Comment period ends: 11-25-2011 - "USCIS sets forth the following draft memorandum to address certain foundational issues in the EB-5 Program. USCIS seeks stakeholder input on these foundational issues before providing greater detail and addressing additional...

USCIS Seeks Feedback on Policy Manual, RFE Templates

" Dear Stakeholder, New documents are now available for your review and comment. Please follow the instructions below for each. New or Revised Policies in the USCIS Policy Manual USCIS seeks your input on the USCIS Policy Manual items listed below which contain either new or revised policy...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Extension of OPT for STEM

SUBJECT: 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs "The purpose of this policy memorandum (PM) is to clarify the eligibility requirements for a 17-month extension...

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Expansion of Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

"USCIS is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would expand eligibility for provisional waivers of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence. The proposed rule would expand eligibility to all foreign nationals who are statutorily eligible for an immigrant visa and for...

USCIS L-1B RFE Draft Template Open for Comment

"This RFE template reflects the March 24, 2015 version of the L-1B Adjudications Policy Memorandum (PM-602-0111). Stakeholder feedback on the memo is under review by USCIS. The final version of this template will reflect the final version of the memo. ... Comment period ends: 07-31-2015" -...

Bruce Hake Comments on USCIS Policy Manual 'Extreme Hardship' Draft

Renowned J-1 and hardship expert Bruce Hake emailed this comment to USCIS on Nov. 19, 2015. Excerpt: "There is a legal error in footnote 1 to the draft USCIS Policy Manual: Vol. 9, Part B: Extreme Hardship (draft). Every year this error could harm hundreds of J-1 nonimmigrants and their U.S....

USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9

USCIS, Nov. 24, 2015 - "USCIS published a notice in the Federal Register on Nov. 24, 2015, to inform the public of proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification . The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 60 days, until Jan. 25, 2016. ... To view the proposed...

ABIL Submits Comment to USCIS Draft 'Same or Similar' Policy Memo

Sharon Mehlman, Cyrus Mehta and Angelo Paparelli on behalf of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, Jan. 4, 2015 - "The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers (ABIL) is pleased to provide feedback to the USCIS Draft Policy Memorandum, PM-602-0122 , “Determining Whether a New Job...

USCIS RFE Templates Up for Comment: E-1, E-2

E-1 Employee of Treaty Trader RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-1 Treaty Trader RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-2 Employee of Treaty Investor RFE Template Review period: October 6, 2016 - October 21, 2016 E-2 Treaty Investor RFE...