Immigration News Archive

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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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President Trump Lifts Travel Restrictions for Chad

04/11/18

Last night President Trump lifted travel restrictions for citizens of Chad by modifying an earlier executive order implementing the third version of his travel ban.

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FY2019 H-1B Cap Reached

04/06/18

Today USCIS announced it has received enough H-1B petitions to meet the H-1B cap for Fiscal Year 2019, including the U.S. master's cap.

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USCIS to Destroy Undeliverable Documents After 60 Days

04/03/18

USCIS announced that it will begin destroying Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days.

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USCIS Updates Adjudication Process for Canadian L-1 Petition

03/30/18

Canadian citizens seeking L-1 non-immigrant status through Blaine, Washington points of entry must now submit petitions to the USCIS California Service Center for approval before presenting themselves for admission to the US.

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