DHS’s New Public Charge Rule to Take Effect on February 24, 2020 Feb07

DHS’s New Public Charge Rule to Take Effect on February 24, 2020

Starting on February 24, 2020, a regulation will take effect that broadens the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) authority to determine if a foreign national will become a public charge of the U.S. and expands the inquiry to nonimmigrants seeking an extension of status or change of status. Following a Supre...

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Federal District Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Regarding Unlawful Presence Rules for Students and Exchange Visitors Feb14

Federal District Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Regarding Unlawful Presence Rules for Students and Exchange Visitors

On February 6, 2020, a federal district court judge issued a permanent injunction that prohibits the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from implementing a new policy that made it so F, J, and M nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors and their dependents would automatically begin to accrue unlawful presen...

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Preliminary Instructions for USCIS’s New H-1B Cap Registration System Feb21

Preliminary Instructions for USCIS’s New H-1B Cap Registration System

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) new online system for H-1B cap registration will soon be open. Prospective H-1B cap employers must take steps to set up an account in the USCIS system once the account creation function becomes available starting next week. This account creation must be complete before H...

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USCIS Data Show High RFE Rates in FY 2020 Q2 May15

USCIS Data Show High RFE Rates in FY 2020 Q2

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released data for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal year (FY) 2020 regarding employer-sponsored nonimmigrant visa categories. The data shows that the overall request for evidence (RFE) and denial trends are consistent with the Trump Administration's directive to tighten e...

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