USCIS Will Close Most International Offices Aug09

USCIS Will Close Most International Offices

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services's (USCIS) director, Ken Cuccinelli, announced on August 9, 2019 that agency will close all of its international field offices except for seven. Currently, USCIS has 20 field offices worldwide, including in major cities such as London, Seoul and Frank...

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Changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Finalized Jul25

Changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Finalized

On July 24, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a that made significant changes to the . The final rule will become effective on November 21, 2019. As the first significant revision of the program since 1993, the final rule makes the following changes: ...

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Data From USCIS Shows Increase of H-1B Denials in 2019 Jul19

Data From USCIS Shows Increase of H-1B Denials in 2019

According to the , H-1B denials have skyrocketed since fiscal year (FY) 2015. Analyzing data from , NFAP found that denial rates for new H-1B petitions have quadrupled between FY 2015 and FY 2018, and the trend is increasing for the first quarter of FY 2019. Increased Denials of Initial H-1B Petitio...

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