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La Brea USCIS Application Support Center Closed Nov 13 - Nov 17

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that its Application Support Center La Brea will be closed from Monday, November 13, 2017, through Friday, November 17, 2017.

Christopher Wray Confirmed as 8th FBI Director

On August 1, 2017, by a vote of 92-5, the United States Senate confirmed Christopher Wray as the eighth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

USCIS Introduces New Mobile Filing Option for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

The USCIS will now allow LPRs who file an online Form I-90 to do so and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. It also redesigned the online Form I-90 to make site navigation easier.

ICE Enters Into 287(g) Agreements With 18 Texas Counties

On July 31, 2017, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it had signed 18 new agreements throughout Texas under section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin Introduce Dream Act of 2017

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are co-sponsoring a new version of the “Dream Act.” In this post, we will briefly examine the proposed legislation and its long-term prospects for becoming law.

John Kelly Becomes WH Chief of Staff, Elaine C. Duke Becomes Acting Secretary of Homeland Security

On July 28, 2017, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that the now former Secretary of Homeland Security, John F. Kelly, will succeed Reince Preibus as the 25th White House Chief of Staff.

USCIS Returns All FY 2018 Cap-Subject H1B Petitions Not Selected in H1B Lottery

On July 19, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has returned all fiscal year 2018 H1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the H1B lottery.

Supreme Court Schedules Three Important Immigration Cases for Argument in Early October

On July 19, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States scheduled oral arguments for the beginning of October Term 2017. The first eight days of the new term will see oral arguments in three important immigration cases.

USCIS Announces Conviction in Immigration Fraud Scheme

On July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that Nimon Naphaeng, a native and citizen of Thailand who resided in Rhode Island, was sentenced on July 17, 2017, to 27 months in federal prison for running an immigration fraud scheme.

November 2017 Visa Bulletin

On October 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the November 2017 Visa Bulletin, containing the filing dates and final action dates for both the family-sponsored and employment-based immigrant visa preference categories.

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