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USCIS Contact Center Experiencing Higher Than Normal Wait Times

On February 25, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) advised customers that the USCIS Contact Center is experiencing higher than normal wait times for callers to speak to a USCIS representative.

USCIS Reaches H2B Cap for Second Half of FY-2019

On February 22, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received enough H2B petitions to meet the H2B cap for the second half of fiscal year 2019.

Imprecise Language and the Immigration Debate

In this post, I will examine the effect that language has on the immigration debate in light of an interesting op-ed in the Tennessean.

Politico Reports that Michael McCaul is No Longer Being Considered for DHS Secretary

On September 28, 2017, Andrew Restuccia and Eliana Johnson published a report at Politico on the White House's search for a new Secretary of Homeland Security.

ICE Press Release on "Operation Safe City" Arrests

On September 28, 2017, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a press release on the result of its “Operation Safe City.”

President Trump Nominates Kristjen Nielsen as the New Secretary of Homeland Security

On October 11, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Kristjen Nielsen as the next Secretary of Homeland Security. If confirmed, Nielsen will replace the current White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, who left the post at the beginning of August.

DOS Prepares to Merge Consulate-General in Jerusalem With Embassy

On January 8, 2019, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum for the Secretary of State authorizing him to close the United States Consulate General in Jerusalem and merge its functions into the United States Embassy for Israel.

List of H2A and H2B Eligible Countries Updated for 2016

The Director of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has updated the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H2A and H2B Visa programs.

Updated List of H2A and H2B Eligible Countries For FY-2017

October 26, 2016, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its list of countries eligible to participate in the H2A and H2B visa programs for the next fiscal year.

AILA Reports USCIS Denying Form I-131 Advance Parole Applications When Applicant Travels While Application is Pending

Members of AILA have reported that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been denying Form I-131, Application for Travel Document applications for advance parole for applicants who traveled abroad while their applications were pending.

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