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  • News: USCIS Re-Opens Previously Pending Deferral Requests

    News: USCIS Re-Opens Previously Pending Deferral Requests

    Today, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced it will reopen non-military deferred action cases that were pending on August 7. Letters will be sent this week re-opening all cases that were pending on August 7. On August 7, USCIS stopped its consideration of deferred action for non-military requestors. At that time, USCIS sent out letters informing those who had requested deferred action that USCIS was no longer entertaining such requests. Deferred action is...
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  • News: Changes to Direct Filing Addresses for Certain H-1B Form I-129 Petitions

    News: Changes to Direct Filing Addresses for Certain H-1B Form I-129 Petitions

    On Sept. 1, we will change the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker . The changes apply to the following cap-exempt H-1B petitions: Continuing previously approved employment from the same employer; Changing previously approved employment; New concurrent employment; Changing an employer; Changing status to H-1B; ...
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  • News: Increasing Numbers "Remain in Mexico" Awaiting Immigration Court Hearings

    News: Increasing Numbers "Remain in Mexico" Awaiting Immigration Court Hearings

    Increasing Numbers "Remain in Mexico" Awaiting Immigration Court Hearings Immigrants waiting for their Immigration Court hearings under the "Remain in Mexico" MPP protocols have been rapidly increasing in number. Case-by-case court records obtained by the...
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  • News: OFLC Announces New H-2A Application Forms and Schedule for Electronic Filing in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System

    August 27, 2019. OFLC Announces New H-2A Application Forms and Schedule for Electronic Filing in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway System The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced changes to the forms and the online filing process for the H-2A temporary agricultural program. On August 22, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved revisions for form ETA-9142A, Application for Temporary Employment Certification , and Appendix A, H-2A Assuran...
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  • News: USCIS Policy Manual Update

    News: USCIS Policy Manual Update

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues policy guidance on “residence” requirements for acquiring citizenship Release Date: Aug. 28, 2019 Introduction Our latest update to the USCIS Policy Manual d...
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  • DOJ making changes to agency that runs immigration courts

    DOJ making changes to agency that runs immigration courts

    FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, a sign for the Department of Justice hangs in the press briefing room at the Justice Department, in Washington. The U.S. government is making changes to the agency that runs the country’s immigration courts and giving its director authority to weigh in and make appellate rulings on cases. The interim rule published Aug. 23, by the Justice Department faced immediate criticism by the immigration judges’ union and immigration lawyers’ associatio...
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  • News: Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Alien Children

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  • News: Third Lawsuit Filed Challenging 'Public Charge' Rule

    News: Third Lawsuit Filed Challenging 'Public Charge' Rule

    Third Lawsuit Filed Challenging 'Public Charge' Rule NILC, Aug. 16, 2019 "CONTACT– National Immigration Law Center: Hayley Burgess, 202-384-1279, media@nilc.org– Western Center on Law & Poverty: Courtney McKinney, 214-395-2755, cmckinney@wclp.org– Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles: Alison Vu, avu@advancingjustice-la.org Trump “Public Charge” Regulation Unlawful, Lawsuit Claims Nonprofits aim to block policy targeting mil...
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  • News: USCIS Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

    USCIS Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees Release Date: Aug. 19, 2019 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued policy guidance (PDF, 305 KB) in the USCIS Policy Manual to address its discretion to grant employment a...
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  • News: USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    News: USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

    USCIS has returned all fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process. On May 17, USCIS announced that it had completed data entry of all selected H-1B cap-subject petitions for FY 2020. If you submitted an FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject petition that was delivered to USCIS between April 1 and April 5, 2019, and you have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by Augus...
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