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  • News: USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions

    USCIS Announces Public Charge Rule Implementation Following Supreme Court Stay of Nationwide Injunctions Release Date: Jan. 30, 2020 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020, except for in the ...
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  • News: USCIS Issues Updates to Biometrics Collection Guidance

    News: USCIS Issues Updates to Biometrics Collection Guidance

    USCIS Issues Updates to Biometrics Collection Guidance U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updates to its Policy Manual that address mobile biometrics services and fingerprint waivers. USCIS requires biometrics fr...
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  • News: USCIS Adjusts Process for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory

    News: USCIS Adjusts Process for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory

    USCIS Adjusts Process for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory Change Addresses Fairness Issues in Visa Allocation Release Date: Jan. 29, 2020 WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a process change for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, from a first-in, first-out ...
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  • News: DHS Obtains Another Judicial Victory on Implementing Public Charge Inadmissibility Rule

    DHS Obtains Another Judicial Victory on Implementing Public Charge Inadmissibility Rule Release Date: Jan. 27, 2020 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security obtained a pivotal judicial victory today after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a nationwide injunction that prevented the agency from enforcing its regulator...
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  • News: Treaty Termination Ends Certain Visa Eligibility for Iranian Nationals

    News: Treaty Termination Ends Certain Visa Eligibility for Iranian Nationals

    USCIS today announced (PDF) that, due to the Oct. 3, 2018, termination of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights with Iran, Iranian nationals are no longer eligible for E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor changes or extensions of status based on the treaty. The E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrant visa classifications allow an alien of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States for the purposes of engaging in international trade or investing a substantial amount o...
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  • News: When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Preference Visas: February 2020

    Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an available visa in your category (if applicable) before you can file your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. This p...
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  • News: USCIS Publish Treaty Termination Ends Certain Visa Eligibility for Iranian Nationals

    Treaty Termination Ends Certain Visa Eligibility for Iranian Nationals USCIS today announced (PDF) that, due to the Oct. 3, 2018, termination of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights with Iran, Iranian nationals are no longer eligible for E-1 ...
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  • News: USCIS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

    News: USCIS Announces Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), have announced the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2020. The notice listing the eligible countries will be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 17, 2020. For 2020, the acting secretary of Homeland Security has determined, with the concurrence of the Office of the Secretary of State, that the countries designated as eligible in 2019 will remain unchanged. DHS maintains its authority to add countries to the eligible c...
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  • News: USCIS Final FY 2019 Statistics Available

    News: USCIS Final FY 2019 Statistics Available

    USCIS Final FY 2019 Statistics Available WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) final fiscal year (FY) 2019 agency statistics are now available online . These statistics include naturalizations, green cards, employment authorizations and protected populations, among other categories. The agency’s FY 2019 asylum statistics are available ...
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  • News: CRS Report on Funding U.S.-Mexico Border Barrier Construction: Current Issues

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