Legal Articles, Immigration

USCIS Stops Issuing Paper Versions of Form G-845 Under SAVE Program

On June 1, 2018, benefit-granting agencies of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that use the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program ceased submitting paper versions of the Form G-845, Verification Request/ Prior to June 1, 2018...

USCIS Announces Sentencing in CW1 Visa Petition Fraud Case

On May 24, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a news release discussing its efforts in the investigation of an immigration fraud case involving Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW1) visa petitions.

DHS Releases Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program Fact Sheet

In September 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an interesting fact sheet on its Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program. The Fact Sheet “provides information on the characteristics of and resulting outcomes for individuals...

USCIS Addresses Processing Errors in Biometric Services Appoint Notices Issued With Certain Form I-751 Petitions

On May 4, 2018, the “USCIS mailed a number of biometric services appointment notices with incorrect Application Support Center (ASC) locations to petitioners who filed Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.” In this post, we discuss how the USCIS is working to remedy its error.

DHS to Propose Eliminating International Entrepreneur Rule

On May 25, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end the International Entrepreneur Rule.

Re-Registration for Nepal TPS Now Open

On May 22, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a Federal Register (FR) notice titled “Termination of the Designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status.” TPS for Nepal was slated to expire on June 24, 2018...

Uncertain Future For Northern Mariana Islands-Only CW1 Visa Program

On April 3, 2018, Sophia Yan of the Associated Press published an interesting report on the future of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands-Only (CW1) Transitional Worker visa program.

USCIS Implements Online Filing for FOIA Requests

On May 30, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published an important news alert titled “USCIS to Implement Online Processing of FOIA Requests.” The USCIS announced the launch of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Immigration Records SysTem (FIRST).

Conviction in Identity Theft and Immigration Fraud Case

On May 31, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a news alert about a conviction involving immigration fraud and identity theft.

DOJ Adds 35 AUSA Positions for Prosecuting Immigration Crimes

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a news alert titled “On the 500th Day of the Trump Administration, Attorney General Sessions Announces 311 New Assistant United States Attorney Positions.”

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