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Immigration News Archive
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USCIS announced Rosemary Melville has been appointed as Director of its California Service Center beginning in late August. Barbara Velarde and John Kramar will be Acting Director and Acting Deputy Director of the CSC for the interim period.
USCIS announced that eligible Haitian nationals have an additional 180 days to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a relief program launched after the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year. The new registration deadline is January 18, 2011.
The August 2010 Visa Bulletin shows marked improvement for Chinese and Indian nationals in the EB-2 and EB-3 employment-based preference categories, along with very significant advancement in all family-based preference categories.
The Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman has issued its Annual Report to Congress. The 2010 Report studies H-1B and L-1 RFEs, as well as USCIS' modernization efforts, customer service, and other pervasive and serious problems.
The U.S. Department of Justice challenged the state of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court today. In a brief filed in the District of Arizona, the Department said S.B. 1070 unconstitutionally interferes with...
USCIS has announced that as of June 11, 2010, it has received 22,200 filings allocated to the "general" H-1B cap and another 9,400 filings applied to the "Advanced Degree" cap.
USCIS has announced that it has received 26,422 H-2B visa petitions counted toward its target of 47,000 beneficiaries that is allocated for the second half of fiscal year 2011. This count includes 25,178 approved and 1,244 pending petitions.
USCIS indicates that as of May 21, 2010, the current H-1B cap count stands at 19,600 "general" H-1B filings and 8,200 "Advanced Degree" filings received toward the FY2011 H-1B cap.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced the elimination of the paper-based Form I-94W Arrival/Departure for authorized travelers from nations participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
The Department of State (DOS) has proposed a rule to increase the fee charged for processing a nonimmigrant visa or Border Crossing Card from $131 to $140.