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  • News: CRS Report on Citizenship and Immigration Statuses of the U.S. Foreign-Born Population

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  • News: DOS Provides Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations

    Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations Last Updated: April 8, 2021 The Secretary has determined that the travel of immigrants, fiancé(e) visa holders, certain exchange visitors, and pilots and aircrew traveling to the United States for training or aircraft pickup, delivery, or maintenance is in the national interest for purposes of approving exceptions under the geographic COVID Presidential Proclamations (9984, 9992, and 10143). These proclamations restrict the ent...
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  • News: DOS Provides Visa Services Operating Status Update

    News: DOS Provides Visa Services Operating Status Update

    Visa Services Operating Status Update Last Updated: April 6, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely affect the ability of embassies and consulates around the world to be able to resume routine visa services. The particular constraints vary based on local conditions and restrictions, but include local and national lockdowns; travel restrictions; host country quarantine regulations; and measures taken by our embassies and consulates to contain the spread of COVID-19. Combined, these restr...
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  • News: EOIR Publishes Policy Memo Revising Case Flow Processing Before the Immigration Courts

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  • News: DOS Provides Update on Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services

    News: DOS Provides Update on Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services

    Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services Last Updated: April 1, 2021 The Department of State suspended routine visa services worldwide in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020, U.S. Embassies and Consulates began a phased resumption of routine visa services. The resumption of routine visa services, prioritized after services to U.S. citizens, will occur on a post-by-post basis, consistent with the Department’s guidance for safely returning our workforce to Departme

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  • News: USCIS Confirms Elimination of "Blank Space" Criteria

    News: USCIS Confirms Elimination of "Blank Space" Criteria

    USCIS Confirms Elimination of "Blank Space" Criteria Release Date  04/01/2021 USCIS today confirmed that for all forms it has reverted to the form rejection criteria it applied before October 2019 regarding blank responses. In 2019, USCIS changed the form rejection criteria for: Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal; Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended); and Form...
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  • News: CRS Report on Increasing Numbers of Unaccompanied Alien Children at the Southwest Border

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  • News: USCIS Publishes FY 2022 H-1B Cap Season Updates

    News: USCIS Publishes FY 2022 H-1B Cap Season Updates

    FY 2022 H-1B Cap Season Updates Release Date  03/30/2021 H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap) including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). We randomly selected from among the registrations properly submitted to reach the cap. We have notified all prospective petitioners with selected regis...
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  • News: Updated Guidance on P-1A Internationally Recognized Athletes

    News: Updated Guidance on P-1A Internationally Recognized Athletes

    Release Date 03/26/2021 Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced updated guidance for adjudicating requests for P-1A nonimmigrant classification for internationally recognized athletes. The guidance clarifies the meaning of the phrase “major United States sports league or team” as used in the regulations, 8 CFR 214.2(p)(4)(ii)(B), and specific to internationally recognized athletes, a category that is distinct from the additional P-1...
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  • News: CRS Report on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Powers and Limitations

    News: CRS Report on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Powers and Limitations

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