Immigration News Archive

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USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee


Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced it will increase the premium processing fee for I-129 and I-140 petitions.

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USCIS Changes Fee Waiver Requirements


Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced changes to the eligibility criteria for fee waivers and published a new version of Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

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DOL's New FLAG System Replaces iCERT


Today, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new Foreign Labor Application Gateway (“FLAG”) system went live, replacing the existing iCERT system.

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DHS Proposes H-1B Cap Registration Fee


Today the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published a Notice of Proposed Rule-making in the Federal Register that would require H-1B cap-subject petitioners to pay an electronic registration fee for each entry into the annual H-1B cap lottery.

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USCIS Finishes Returning Unselected H-1B Cap Petitions


Today USCIS announced it has returned all Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the H-1B cap lottery.

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DHS Expands Expedited Removal


Today the Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register that designates new groups of foreign nationals subject to expedited removal.

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DHS and DOJ Adopt Interim Asylum Rule


Today the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice jointly published an Interim Rule that imposes a new requirement on asylum applicants attempting to enter the U.S. at its Southern border.

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CIS Ombudsman Releases Annual Report


The Office of the CIS Ombudsman released its Annual Report to Congress.

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August Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the preliminary August 2019 Visa Bulletin, showing retrogressed final action dates in the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories for all geographic regions.

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USCIS Changes Information About Concurrently-Filed I-539s


In an unannounced change, USCIS recently updated its premium processing information webpage to specify it no longer adjudicates I-539s at the same time as I-129s even if the I-539 is concurrently-filed with an I-129 submitted under premium processing.

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