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Uscis contact centers implement interactive voice response telephone system

On May 18, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a new interactive voice response telephone system for calls to the USCIS Contact Center.

Eoir adds three new board of immigration appeals members

On April 1, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) published an interim rule expanding the size of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) from 21 members to 23. On May 1, 2020, the EOIR announced the investiture of three new members of the BIA.

Uscis guidance for cos and vwp entrants during coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak

On April 13, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published informal guidance regarding certain immigration services during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will go through some of the highlights of the guidance in this post.

Dos postpones the opening of entry status check for diversity visa-2021 applications

On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it is postponing the opening of Entrant Status Check for the Diversity Visa-2021 applications from May 5, 2020, through June 6, 2020.

National visa center will no longer accept inquiries through mail

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that beginning on June 1, 2020, the “National Visa Center will no longer accept or respond to inquiries through mail.”

Uscis extends flexibility policies due to coronavirus

On May 1, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending its policy of granting additional flexibility to applicants and petitioners responding to certain USCIS requests due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Emergency visa services for medical professionals during coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak

On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published a short update regarding emergency visa services for those seeking to enter the United States as immigrants or nonimmigrants as medical professionals.

Supreme court issues lpr stop-time rule decision in barton v. barr

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States published its decision in Barton v. Barr, a stop-time rule case in the context of cancellation of removal for certain lawful permanent residents.

Coronavirus news - uscis plans to reopen offices on or after june 4, 2020

On April 24, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is readying its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers to reopen for in-person services on or after June 4, 2020.