Immigration News Archive

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USCIS Clarifies Accrued Unlawful Presence Policy

05/14/18

USCIS has expanded the terms under which individuals in F, J, and M status who fail to maintain their status after August 9, 2018 will start accruing unlawful presence.

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June 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

05/11/18

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

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Lawsuit Targets Additional Requirements on H-1B Workers

05/08/18

A group of IT staffing firms filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) blocking enforcement of USCIS’s memorandum imposing additional requirements on employers that place H-1B workers at third-party client sites.

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DHS Ends TPS for Honduras

05/08/18

On Friday May 4, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the temporary protected status (TPS) designation for Honduras will terminate on January 5, 2020.

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USCIS Letter Targets H-4 Employment Authorization

04/30/18

On April 4, 2018, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna wrote a letter to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), summarizing its efforts to tighten scrutiny on nonimmigrant visas, as well as mentioning its intention to propose future additional regulatory changes.

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USCIS Quietly Tightens OPT Restrictions

04/30/18

An unannounced change to the USCIS website shows new restrictions on a training program for foreign STEM graduates.

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DHS Ends TPS for Nepal

04/30/18

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that the temporary protected status (TPS) designation for Nepal will terminate on June 24, 2019.

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USCIS Announces Updates to Form I-907

04/23/18

On Friday USCIS announced updates to the Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service.

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USCIS Completes FY2019 H-1B Cap Selection Process

04/12/18

Today USCIS announced that it received 190,098 cap-subject H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2019, including petitions filed under the U.S. master's cap.

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May 2018 Visa Bulletin Released

04/12/18

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

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