USCIS DELAY SENDING RECEIPT NOTICES

USCIS DELAY SENDING RECEIPT NOTICES

Practitioners nationally have reported significant delays in receiving receipt notices form USCIS service centers after properly filing applications. While the canceled check sent with the application may provide evidence of receipt and a possible file number, it is...
HOW WILL USCIS FEE INCREASE AFFECT YOU?

HOW WILL USCIS FEE INCREASE AFFECT YOU?

As we already published, USCIS published a Final Rule on August 3 significantly altering certain commonly used immigration applications  Key takeaways from the final rule include (but are not limited to): Adjustment of Status – Family & Employment. The fees for...
Possible USCIS Layoff: Latest News & Impact

Possible USCIS Layoff: Latest News & Impact

The Migration Policy Institute recently issued a report on how the anticipated USCIS furlough of more the 70% of its workers, scheduled to commence August 30, 2020, will impact current immigration processing. (See Impending USCIS Furloughs Will Contribute to Historic...
Possible USCIS Layoff: Latest News & Impact

Update on Public Charge

On July 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined the government from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective, the USCIS Final Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds (84 FR 41292, 8/14/19) during the...
US Department of State Guidance on Visa Ban Exemptions

US Department of State Guidance on Visa Ban Exemptions

On July 22, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) issued guidance regarding the application for exemptions to the June 2020 proclamation banning certain non-immigrant visa holders from entering the U.S. The DOS identified the following exemptions by visa type: For...