Immigration News Archive

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USCIS Publishes H-1B Third-Party Worksite Policy Memo


USCIS published a policy memo guiding USCIS adjudicators to request detailed documentation demonstrating maintenance of an employer-employee relationship while an H-1B employee is working at a third-party worksite.

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USCIS Updates Form I-824


Today USCIS announced updates to the Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition.

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USCIS Finalizes Guidance on Signature Requirements


USCIS announced that it will no longer accept power of attorney signatures effective March 18, 2018.

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USCIS Announces Credit Card Payment Option


Today the USCIS announced that it will accept credit card payments for filing fees for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities.

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March 2018 Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State released the preliminary March 2018 Visa Bulletin.

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White House Circulates Immigration Framework Memo


The Trump Administration circulated a memo detailing its framework for immigration reform.

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USCIS Confirms No Changes for H-1B FY2019 Cap Season


USCIS’ Service Center Operations Directorate (SCOPS) confirmed that it does not expect any changes to the FY2019 H-1B cap season.

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Problems Accessing Case Status and CSC Emails


Yesterday USCIS’ California Service Center (CSC) stated they are aware of issues users are having accessing a case’s status and receiving emails for receipt notices and approvals for premium processing cases.

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Government Shutdown Ends


Last night, President Trump signed a bill ending the government shutdown.

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How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Immigration?


As of midnight on January 20, 2018, a temporary U.S. federal government shutdown took effect as Congress was unable to pass appropriations legislation to continue funding governmental operations.

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