Immigration News Archive

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H-1B Lottery Lawsuit Continues


A U.S. district judge has denied USCIS’ motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging the H-1B cap lottery system violates federal law.

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Immigrant Visa Applicants May Use Earlier Filing Dates


USCIS has determined that the majority of family and employment-based immigrant visa applicants may use the State Department's “Dates for Filing Visa Applications” for the month of October 2016.

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Applicants No Longer Need to Submit Photos with N-400


Now that the N-400, Application for Naturalization is processed electronically, applicants are no longer required to submit two passport-like photos with their application.

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Third Country Nationals to Apply for H-1B Visas in Vancouver


The U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, Canada has confirmed that it will accept first-time H-1B visa applications from third country nationals, regardless of where they earned their educational degrees.

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Registration for the DV-2018 Program Opens 10/4/2016


The 2018 Diversity Visa Program’s online registration starts at 12:00 noon on October 4, 2016 (EDT) and finishes on November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon (EDT).

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USCIS Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day


USCIS will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by welcoming 38,000 new American citizens throughout the week.

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USCIS Publishes Updated Case Processing Times


USCIS has posted updated case processing times, which continue to show significant processing delays for H-1B petitions.

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Current Form I-9 valid until January 21, 2017


USCIS has clarified that the new version of Form I-9 is not mandatory yet, and employers may continue to use the current version of the form until January 21, 2017.

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CIS Ombudsman Recap of EAD and H-1B Teleconference


The CIS Ombudsman has published a summary of its recent teleconference on EAD, H-1B, and Change of Status processing delays.

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Senators Oppose EB-5 Reauthorization


Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) wrote to Senate leaders last week opposing the straight reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

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