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on March 11, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all H1B petitions. Premium processing of certain H1B petitions had been suspended for extended periods over the past couple of years.
on June 20, 2017, the United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of the “National Public Safety Partnership.” Localities may apply to participate in the National Public Safety Partnership.
in July of 2017, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report titled “REFUGEES: Actions Needed by State Department and DHS to Further Strengthen Applicant Screening Process and Assess Fraud Risks” [GAO-17-706].
on August 10, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report showing that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spent more than $5,000,000 on polygraph exams for job applicants...
on August 14, 2017, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it swore in nine new immigration judges to fill vacancies on seven immigration courts. The nine new immigration judges brings the size of the immigration judge corps to 334.
on August 14, 2017, the Executive Officer for Immigration Review announced the swearing in of nine immigration judges, which we discuss on site. In its news release, the EOIR provided a window into what the Attorney General looks for when evaluating immigration judge applicants.
two prominent Republicans from Florida made interesting comments regarding the RAISE Act, the substantial immigration bill proposal co-sponsored by Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia. In this article, we review their comments.
on February 26, 2019, Reuters reported that the Department of State (DOS) refused more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 under President Donald Trump’s Presidential Proclamation 9645, colloquially known as the “travel ban.”
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.
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