Category Archive for: ‘immigration news’

  • Rapid Fire Changes Come to the World of Immigration

    Update on USCIS Visitor Policy

    In light of some states and municipalities relaxing mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds the public that we will continue to enforce our visitor policy in all USCIS facilities. This includes a requirement that all visitors 2 years of age or older wear a …

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    DHS Secretary Statement on the 2019 Public Charge Rule

    Today, DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that the government will no longer defend the 2019 public charge rule as doing so is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources. “The 2019 public charge rule was not in keeping …

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  • Don't Give up hope on the H-1B Visa

    Wage Based H-1B Selection Process Delayed

    The wage based H-1B selection process which was originally set to become effective on 3/9/21 has been delayed until December 31, 2021. According to the Department of Homeland Security: “delaying the rule to December 31, 2021, will provide USCIS sufficient time to develop, thoroughly test, …

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  • USCIS to Welcome Nearly 20,000 New U.S. Citizens in Naturalization Ceremonies Around Presidents Day

    USCIS Extends Flexibilities to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT

    USCIS today announced flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. These flexibilities apply only to applications received on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021, inclusive. USCIS has experienced delays at certain lockboxes in issuing …

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  • Don't Give up hope on the H-1B Visa

    USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a final rule that will modify the H-1B cap selection process, amend current lottery procedures, and prioritize wages to protect the economic interests of U.S. workers and better ensure the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment …

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    USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today it is reverting to the 2008 version of the naturalization civics test beginning March 1, 2021. On Dec. 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a revised naturalization civics test (2020 civics test) as part of a decennial test review …

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  • Don't Give up hope on the H-1B Visa

    USCIS Modifies H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a final rule that will modify the H-1B cap selection process, amend current lottery procedures, and prioritize wages to protect the economic interests of U.S. workers and better ensure the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment …

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  • Rapid Fire Changes Come to the World of Immigration

    USCIS Ending Two Categorical Parole Programs

    Haitian Family Reunification Parole and Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Programs to be Terminated WASHINGTON— In keeping with the agency’s August 2019 announcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a Federal Register notice requesting public comments on revisions to Form I-131, Application for Travel Document to remove sections relating to the Haitian Family Reunification …

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  • USCIS to Welcome Nearly 20,000 New U.S. Citizens in Naturalization Ceremonies Around Presidents Day

    USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to …

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    USCIS Updates Discretionary Criteria for Case-by-Case Interview Determinations of Adjustment of Status Applications Based on Refugee or Asylee Status 

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updated guidance (PDF, 319.68 KB) expanding the discretionary criteria USCIS officers use to determine whether to interview applicants filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, based on refugee or asylee status. The updated criteria are well within the parameters of USCIS’ regulatory authority to determine, on a case-by-case …

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