Immigration News Archive

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October 2016 Processing Time Update


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

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November 2016 Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the November 2016 Visa Bulletin, which shows advancement for retrogressed employment-based categories.

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Hurricane Matthew Immigration Relief


USCIS has issued an alert about immigration relief available to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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USCIS Releases E-1 and E-2 RFE Template Drafts


USCIS is seeking public feedback on E-1 and E-2 RFE template drafts. The comment period ends on October 21, 2016.

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State Department Releases FY2016 Refugee Statistics


The Department of State has released details about the refugees admitted to the United States during Fiscal Year 2016.

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USCIS Offering E-Verify and I-9 Webinars


USCIS is offering free webinars for employers on the E-Verify program and Form I-9.

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Form I-131A Now Available


Form I-131A will allow for legal permanent residents to apply for a travel document if they are returning from temporary overseas travel and their green card or re-entry permit has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.

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Government Shutdown Avoided


The President has signed a continuing resolution passed by Congress to avoid a government shutdown.

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USCIS to Continue Accepting Previous Version of Form N-400


USCIS has announced that it will continue accepting the previous version of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, until December 1, 2016.

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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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