OFLC reminded employees and stakeholders that the filing window to submit Form ETA-9142B and appendices requesting work start dates of April 1, 2022, or later, will… Read More »OFLC provides H-2B application filing timelines for 2022 peak filing season
On December 10, USCIS rescinded a November 2020 policy requiring interviews of all petitioners filing Form I-730. Instead, USCIS will return to its prior long-standing practice of… Read More »USCIS rescinds policy requiring interviews of all petitioners filing form I-730
The deadline of December 20, 2021, to submit applications for adjustment of status under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) law is approaching. As a reminder, some… Read More »USCIS Deadline Approaching for LRIF Applications
The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO) announced that it is now accepting complaints from people in detention who are currently being held at the… Read More »Immigration detention ombudsman now accepting complaints at certain ICE facilities
Biden administration reversed a Trump-era attempt to strip the immigration judge union of its collective bargaining right and once again recognized the employee union, effective immediately.
In Zometa-Orellana v. Garland, the Sixth Circuit vacated the BIA’s decision and remanded the case with the direction to consider whether groups pertaining to domestic violence… Read More »CA6 remands domestic violence asylum case for consideration in light of vacatur of matter of A-B- I
On November 26, the White House issued a proclamation suspending and limiting the entry for certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who were physically present in countries where the… Read More »Stay on top of the changing landscape of the latest travel ban
DHS announced today that it will begin enrolling certain noncitizens into Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and process them for return to Mexico after the government of… Read More »DHS releases guidance on court-ordered reimplementation of MPP
USCIS announced it is temporarily waiving the requirement that the civil surgeon’s signature on Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, be dated no… Read More »ICYMI: USCIS announces temporary waiver of “60-day rule” for form I-693
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 visa
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.