DOS extended the waiver for in-person consular interviews for certain employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have petitions approved by USCIS through December 31, 2022.
White House confirmed that the presidential proclamation suspending and limiting entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who were physically present in eight African countries where… Read More »White House to Let Omicron Presidential Proclamation Lapse
CBP announced that permission to use expired U.S. passports to return to the United States has been extended to March 31, 2022. The rule only applies… Read More »CBP announces extension of travel for U.S. citizens with expired passports
USCIS published a final rule in the Federal Register withdrawing a prior final rule published on January 8, 2021, which was to become effective on December 31, 2021,… Read More »USCIS Withdraws H-1B Wage-Based Selection Rule
H-4 visa and nonimmigrant waiver approved for Client who was previously inside of the United States and detained by immigration for working without authorization and with… Read More »Approved H-4 visa and nonimmigrant waiver
USCIS stated that Afghan nationals with an approved Form I-360 who are employed by the U.S. government or ISAF in Afghanistan and who plan to file… Read More »USCIS provides guidance for Afghan nationals applying for adjustment of status
BALCA confirmed in Matter of Tofte General Store, Inc. that staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not meet the H-2B program’s definition of temporary as there… Read More »BALCA holds that COVID-19 staffing shortages do not meet definition of temporary in H-2B program
DHS has issued notice of the 85 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A program and the 86 countries whose nationals are eligible… Read More »DHS issues notice of eligible h-2a and h-2b countries
Undocumented immigrants are mostly protected from arrest at homeless shelters, Playgrounds and vaccination sites.
Biden administration has dramatically expanded an existing federal list of areas where immigration officials are prohibited from making arrests. The most recent DHS guidelines, announced October 27,… Read More »Undocumented immigrants are mostly protected from arrest at homeless shelters, Playgrounds and vaccination sites.
The BIA remanded for evaluation of whether the respondent in Matter of M-F-O- is statutorily eligible for voluntary departure after finding that a deficient NTA does not preclude… Read More »BIA remands for further consideration of eligibility for voluntary departure after deficient NTA
USCIS announced that the California Service Center will accept credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition… Read More »USCIS announcements on credit card payments pilot program
Presidential proclamation rescinding regional COVID travel bans and imposing vaccination requirement
On October 25, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Effective this Monday,… Read More »Presidential proclamation rescinding regional COVID travel bans and imposing vaccination requirement
CBP released a memo with updated guidelines on the management and processing of undocumented noncitizens at southwest border points of entry. The memo states that asylum… Read More »CBP Issues memo on processing of undocumented noncitizens at southwest border land ports of entry
On October 20, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s April 20, 2020, Grant of a preliminary… Read More »Circuit court reverses nationwide preliminary injunction against ICE detention in COVID-19 lawsuit
BIA extended the deadline for submission of amicus briefs related to Pereida v. Wilkinson and records of conviction
This deals with the categorical approach and modified categorical approach of what an Immigration Judge is allowed to see and rely upon when ruling.
DOJ has released a fact sheet on the employment rights of Afghan immigrants arriving in the United States. For more information on the situation in Afghanistan and… Read More »Employment information regarding Afghan special immigrant visa holders and parolees
Senate Democrats have abandoned plans to achieve a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants as part of President Biden’s economic agenda, and instead… Read More »Democrats want immigration deportation shields in economic plan
DOS released an update on court orders regarding DV-2020 and DV-2021 diversity visas, stating that as of October 20, 2021, a district court ordered DOS to… Read More »DOS releases updates on court orders regarding diversity visas for 2020 and 2021