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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing of FY-2019 Cap-Subject H1B Petitions

On January 25, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is resuming premium processing for all H1B nonimmigrant visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2019 cap.

Examining Reports on Trump Administration Deliberations Regarding FY 2018 Refugee Admissions Cap

On September 27, 2017, President Donald Trump set the annual refugee admissions cap for fiscal year (FY) 2018 at 45,000. In this blog, I will examine two interesting reports about the deliberations on the refugee admissions caps.

USCIS Creates Online Fee Calculator For Lockbox Forms

On January 8, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unveiled its new Online Fee Calculator.

Resource-Allocation Issues Arise With Immigration Judge Border Surge

On September 27, 2017, Politico Magazine posted an interesting title on the progress of the Department of Justice (DOJ) initiative to reallocate Immigration Judges to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Canada Sees Increase in Crossings of U.S.-Canada Border

In the early months of the Trump Administration, there have been reports of dramatic increases of individuals crossing the U.S.-Canada border to seek asylum in Canada.

Archived Articles: The 2017 Suspension of H1B Premium Processing

On March 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspended premium processing for all H1B petitions. Over the next few months, the USCIS gradually resumed premium processing for certain types of H1B petitions.

DOJ Files Civil Denaturalization Charges Against Three Individuals

On September 19, 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a press release titled “United States Files Denaturalization Complaints in Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey Against Three Individuals Who Fraudulently Naturalized After Having Been Ordered Deported Under Different Identities.”

DOJ Releases Statistics on Immigration Judge Surge

In Executive Order 13767, President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Attorney General to assign immigration judges to detention facilities. The DOJ began to implement this provision of Executive Order 13767 shortly after its issuance on January 25, 2017.

Latvian Ministry of Welfare Missing Post-Adoption Reports from Adoptive Parents of Latvian Children

On September 26, 2017, the U.S. Department of State issued an alert explaining that it has been informed by the Latvian Ministry of Welfare that it is still missing post-adoption reports from U.S. families who adopted children from Latvia.

Sudan Not Re-Designated for TPS

On September 18, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine C. Duke, has decided not to re-designate Sudan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

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