USCIS Implements Targeted Anti-Fraud Initiatives
On June 28, 2018, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Julie Kirchner published her most recent annual report to Congress, revealing USCIS’ intensified anti-fraud initiatives as well as confirming processing delays for multiple applications.
The Ombudsman’s Office is an independent entity, created by Congress, design...
The Statistical Effects of Recent Immigration Policy Changes
In a Brief released this month, the Foundation tracked the statistical effects of recent immigration policy changes made under the Trump Administration. Below, we’ve included data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as well as calculations made by the National Foundation for American Policy for their July 2018 Report....
USCIS Continues to Implement New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to implement the . This new guidance – which has gradually been implemented over the past several months – states that USCIS officers will now issues NTAs for a wider range of cases where the individual is removable and there is evidence of fraud, criminal a...
H-1B Cap Change Proposals Receive Preliminary Approval
In a , our office noted that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is making steps towards creating a pre-registration system for the H-1B cap selection process, as well as other changes to the entire H-1B cap process. Here is an update.
A proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was reviewe...
Clarifications on L-1 One-Year Foreign Employment Requirement
On November 15, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a that provided clarification regarding the one-year foreign employment requirement for the L-1 nonimmigrant classification.
The L-1 nonimmigrant classification allows an employer to transfer an executive or manager () or an employee w...