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Certain Form I-765 Applicants May Apply for Social Security Number/Card Along With Employment Authorization

Thanks to a new information-sharing agreement between the USCIS and the Social Security Administration (SSA), certain foreign nationals in specific categories or classifications may apply for employment authorization and a Social Security Number all on the updated Form I-765...

Government Brings Civil Denaturalization Charges Against Four Individuals

On November 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of State (DOS), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the United States Government filed civil complaints in the District of Minnesota against four individuals...

U.S. Embassy in Mumbai to No Longer Process IR5, IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2 Cases

Beginning on April 1, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi will no longer process IR5, IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2 cases. Interviews in these cases will now be scheduled at the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai.

E-Verify to Transfer Case Data to New Interface in March 2018

On March 18, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that later in March 2018 E-Verify will transfer all of its case data to a new interface. Accordingly, prior to the transfer “all open cases much reach a final case result and be closed.”

DOS Update on NIV Applications by Nationals of Russia and Turkey

On October 19, 2017, representatives from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) asked a U.S. Department of State (DOS) liaison whether the DOS had designated alternative posts for nationals of Russia and Turkey to apply for nonimmigrant visas.

New USCIS Website Homepage

On March 15, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated the design of its website homepage. The USCIS made the changes to the USCIS website homepage based on user-feedback, search queries, and by talking to applicants in person and at two USCIS field offices.

USCIS Launches Pilot Redesigned Processing Times Webpage

On March 22, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had “launched a pilot to test a redesigned processing times webpage.” In this post, we will examine the pilot and how the USCIS plans to proceed going forward.

Nielsen v. Preap: Supreme Court Grants Cert in New Mandatory Detention (236(c)) Case

On March 19, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in Nielsen v. Preap, Docket No. 16-1363. The case is on appeal by the Government from the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Preap v. Johnson, 831 F.3d 1193 (9th Cir. 2016).

USCIS Publishes New Form I-864 P, HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support (03/01/18)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new edition of the Form I-864P, HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support. The new edition of the Form I-864P is dated 03/01/18. The HHS poverty guidelines took effect for immigration purposes on that same day.

President Trump Nominates William Barr To Be Next Attorney General

On December 7, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he will nominate William P. Barr to succeed Jeff Sessions as the Attorney General of the United States.

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