Tag: USCIS

What The Shutdown Means for Immigration

Dec 23, 2018

What happens to my case now that the government is shut down? It depends on what kind of case you have and where the case is in process. Many different agencies play a part in the immigration process ...

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Monday Last Day to Comment on "Public Charge" Changes

Dec 10, 2018

Monday is the last day to comment on the proposed rule changes regarding immigrants who may be considered by the government to be “public charges.” The idea that immigrants should be more or less self...

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F-1 Students and “Cap-Gap”

Oct 4, 2018

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services posted a reminder to F-1 students: F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending on Oct. 1, 2018, risk accruing unla...

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Proposed Immigration Change Affects Legal Immigrants

Aug 24, 2018

The Trump Administration has worried liberals and conservatives alike with its proposed change to legal immigration, which expands the notion of “public charge” in a way that is projected to affect mo...

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Rule Changes for International Students Are Now in Effect

Aug 17, 2018

On August 9, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that imposes stiffer penalties on international students who violate the terms of their visas. Those on F...

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Businesses Need to Prepare for I-9 Audits

Jul 20, 2018

In May, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that its Homeland Security Investigations division had been busy. In a press release, it said: From Oct. 1, 2017, through May 4, HSI ...

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News of Naturalization Backlog Takes Edge Off July Oath Ceremonies

Jul 5, 2018

On Monday, Nola.com ran an immigration story that cut two ways. The photo of a naturalization ceremony in Oxford, Mississippi from earlier this year shows how seriously applicants for citizenship take...

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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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