Immigration News Archive

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DHS Increasing Premium Processing Fee


Today the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced it is increasing the USCIS premium processing fee to $1,410 effective October 1st.

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USCIS Expands Suspension of Premium Processing


Today USCIS announced that starting September 11th it will suspend premium processing for most H-1B petitions.

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DHS Still Intends to Rescind H-4 EAD Rule


In a recent filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) confirmed it still intends to rescind the H-4 EAD rule.

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USCIS Clarifies STEM OPT Obligations


USCIS updated the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Extension for STEM Students page of its website to clarify the reporting responsibilities for participating in the STEM OPT program.

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Update On Unlawful Presence for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants


USCIS has released an updated policy memorandum concerning individuals holding F, J, and M status. This new memorandum clarifies when F, J, and M nonimmigrants begin accruing unlawful presence.

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September Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the preliminary September 2018 Visa Bulletin, which projects significant retrogression for EB-2 and EB-3 India.

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USCIS Postpones Updated NTA Policy


Today USCIS announced it is postponing the implementation of an updated policy regarding the issuance of Notices to Appear (NTA).

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USCIS Expands New Online FOIA System


Yesterday USCIS announced phase two of the Freedom of Information Act Immigration Records System (FIRST).

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USCIS Updates Policy on RFEs and NOIDs


USCIS issued a new policy memorandum on when USCIS officers can deny a petition or application without first issuing a Request for Evidence and Notice of Intent to Deny.

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August Visa Bulletin Released


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

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