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USCIS Lockbox Delays

On January 8, 2021, the USCIS reported that it is experiencing delays issuing receipts for some applications and petitions filed at a USCIS lockbox facility.

34 New Immigration Judges Sworn in During October and December 2020

In October and December 2020, the EOIR appointed 34 new immigration judges to serve on 24 immigration courts — including 7 new immigration judges for the New York — Broadway Immigration Court.

Why Should You Hire An Immigration Lawyer In Philadelphia?

Hiring an immigration lawyer before filling an application for a visa, citizenship, or any other needs. Make sure to consult an experience attorney to get everything done in a hassle-free manner.

The Facts About Family Immigration Philadelphia Needs to Know

Family immigration laws change every year, and you must know the process in depth to secure a U.S. visa. Consult the experienced immigration lawyer Philadelphia trusts to learn more.

Judge Enjoins New Rules on USCIS Fees and Fee Waivers

On September 29, 2020, Judge Jeffrey S. White of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered a preliminary injunction against the new USCIS rules on fees and fee waivers, preventing them from taking effect on October 2, 2020.

President Trump Nominates Chad Wolf to be Secretary of Homeland Security

On August 25, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Chad Wold to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. Chad Wolf has been serving as acting Secretary of Homeland Security since November 13, 2019.

Three New Appellate Immigration Judges Appointed to BIA (Aug. 11, 2020)

On August 7, 2020, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced the appointment of three appellate immigration judges to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Second Circuit Enjoins New Public Charge Rule for NY, CT, and VT

On August 4, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed two district court decisions blocking implementation of the new public charge rule.

Exceptions for F1/M1 Online Only Course of Study in Fall 2020

Certain returning F1 and M1 students will be allowed to maintain status while taking entirely online courseloads in fall 2020.

Canadian Court Invalidates U.S.-Canada Safe Third Country Agreement

A Canadian court rules that Canada may not return asylum seekers to the United States, but delays implementation of the decision until January 22, 2021.

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