Tag: USCIS

Rules Change for International Students

May 18, 2018

On May 10, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) quietly made important changes to international student visas. A policy memorandum titled, “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M No...

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Future of H-4 Visas In Doubt

Mar 29, 2018

The H-1B visa has got a lot of attention in part because the window to enter the H-1B lottery approaches, but also because its future is unclear. While still a candidate for president, Donald Trump sp...

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Premium Processing for H-1B Lottery Petitions Suspended Until September

Mar 21, 2018

Recently, we reported that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would soon suspend premium processing for H-1B petitions. The window to enter the H-1B lottery starts April 2, and...

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Applicants Face Delays in Receiving EADs

Mar 16, 2018

On February 27, the ombudsman for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) discussed issues related to the processing of I-765 forms, which request Employment Authorization Documents...

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Time for Those Filing for H-1Bs to Start

Mar 8, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced this week that it would temporarily suspend premium processing for H-1B visas for for-profit companies as the April 2-6 application period approache...

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Are Those with TPS Being Denied Lawful Status Adjustments?

Feb 23, 2018

On Thursday, the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and a number of immigrants in America under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) took steps to try to halt the Trump ...

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USCIS Now Takes Credit Cards

Feb 16, 2018

On February 14, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it now accepts credit card payments for filing fees. Before that, applicants had to pay fees by check or money order. N...

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Deadlines for TPS Re-Registrations Are Coming Up Quickly

Feb 7, 2018

On January 8, the Trump Administration announced the end of temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadorans who have lived in the United States since at least 2001. That status will end on September ...

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USCIS Changes the Sequence of Asylum Interview Scheduling

Feb 6, 2018

Effective last Wednesday, January 31, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) has changed the way it schedules asylum interviews. It is returning to a “Last in, First out” policy, which will ...

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H-1B Visa Lottery Deadline Approaches

Jan 31, 2018

Employers and individuals who are interested in obtaining H-1B visas through the upcoming lottery need to get started because the April 1 deadline is just two months away. The Immigration Innovation A...

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