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USCIS to Continue Accepting Prior Edition of Form I-918 Through End of 2019

On June 21, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending the grace period for the previous edition of the Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status.

EOIR Swears in New Administrative Law Judge

On June 18, 2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it swore in Jean King as the new chief administrative law judge in the EOIR’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.

New Zealand Nationals Now Eligible for E1 and E2 Visas

On June 10, 2019, citizens of New Zealand became eligible to seek E1 treaty trader visas and E2 treaty investor visas in the United States.

Joint Declaration Between United States and Mexico on Border Security

On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) released a joint declaration between the United States and Mexico on stemming the flow of migrants across the United States border from Mexico.

18 New Immigration Judges Sworn in on May 10, 2019

On May 10, 2019, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) held an investiture ceremony to swear in 18 new immigration judges. One of the 18 new immigration judges will serve as an assistant chief immigration judge with supervisory responsibilities.

Ken Cuccinelli Appointed Acting Director of USCIS

On June 10, 2019, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, announced that Ken Cuccinelli will serve as the new acting director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective immediately.

DOS Determines It Cannot Process Hague Convention Adoptions From Guyana

On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) determined it will not be able to process intercountry adoptions from Guyana initiated on or after June 1, 2019.

Mark Morgan Appointed Acting ICE Director

On May 28, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, announced that Mark Morgan would begin serving as the Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

EOIR Swears in 31 New IJs, Including 4 ACIJs, on March 18, 2019

On March 18, 2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) held an investiture ceremony to swear in 31 new immigration judges. Four of the 31 new immigration judges are assistant chief immigration judges who will oversee six immigration courts.

Jeffrey Rosen is the New Deputy Attorney General

On May 16, 2019, the United States confirmed Jeffrey A. Rosen to be the Deputy Attorney General by a vote of 52-45. Deputy Attorney General Rosen was sworn into his new position on May 22, 2019, succeeding former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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