Immigration News Archive

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USCIS Changes Some I-140 Filing Locations

01/20/17

Yesterday, USCIS informed stakeholders that it is changing the filing locations for certain I-140 petitions.

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Ombudsman Calls for Changes to Processing Time Reports

01/17/17

In response to USCIS updating its processing time report format, the CIS Ombudsman is calling on USCIS to provide stakeholders with real-time case processing data.

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DHS Plans to Raise EB-5 Investment Amounts

01/13/17

Today, the Department of Homeland Security published advance notice of proposed rule-making for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which, in part, would raise the minimum investment required to be eligible for an immigrant visa through the EB-5 program.

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DHS Seeks to Reform EB-5 Regional Center Program

01/11/17

Today, the Department of Homeland Security published advance notice of proposed rule-making for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program.

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February 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

01/10/17

The Department of State has released the February 2017 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin shows slow advancement for some retrogressed employment-based categories, though the EB-2 India final action date has not changed.

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New Job Flexibility Rule Takes Effect Next Week

01/09/17

The Department of Homeland Security’s new job flexibility rule goes into effect next week.

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USCIS Standardizes Processing Time Format

01/05/17

Today, USCIS announced that it will standardize the format of its posted processing times.

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USCIS Clarifies Form Changes

12/29/16

Today, USCIS announced in an e-mail to stakeholders that it will continue accepting previous versions of recently updated forms until February.

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AAO Issues NIW Precedent Decision

12/28/16

Yesterday, the Administrative Appeals Office issued a precedent decision that redefines the criteria for obtaining a National Interest Waiver.

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USCIS Makes Unannounced Form Changes

12/27/16

On Friday, USCIS made unannounced changes to 44 different forms. USCIS made all of these changes effective immediately.

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