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USCIS Holding Naturalization Ceremonies on Independence Day Week

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made it a tradition to hold a large number of naturalization ceremonies on the week of Independence Day. 2019 will be no exception to the rule, with USCIS planning to welcome nearly 7,500 new citizens between July 1 and July 5.

OMB Completes Review of New EB5 Final Rule

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reported that the Office of Management of and Budget (OMB) has completed its review of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization final regulation.

Effect of Hague Convention Entering Into Force in Honduras

All adoptions between Honduras and the United States after July 1, 2019, must meet the requirements of both the Hague Convention and U.S. laws.

New Broadway Immigration Court Opens in Manhattan on September 9, 2019

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it will open the Broadway Immigration Court on September 9, 2019.

New Sacramento Immigration Court Opening on September 3, 2019

On August 13, 2019, the Executive office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it will open an immigration court in Sacramento, California, on September 3, 2019.

Visa Bulletin for September 2019

The U.S. Department of State published the Visa Bulletin for September 2019 on August 9, 2019. The Visa Bulletin for September 2019 is the final visa bulletin for fiscal year 2019.

How to Stay Up to Date With E-Verify News

On July 16, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was discontinuing its E-Verify Listens public contact channel.

SCOTUS to Consider Whether Categorical Approach is Required to Determine if Conviction is a "Serious Drug Offense" Under ACCA

On June 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States granted a petition for certiorari in Shular v. United States, 18-6662. Shular concerns the Armed Career Criminals Act (ACCA), a Federal sentence-enhancement statute.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear DACA Cases Next Term

On June 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States granted the Government’s request to review three lower court decisions blocking its efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

USCIS Closes Ciudad Juarez Field Office

On June 30, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) permanently closed its field office in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

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