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On June 17, 2019, the New York State Senate passed legislation allowing noncitizens who are in the United States without legal authorization to obtain New York State driver’s licenses.
On June 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that Acting Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan – who had been slated to be nominated for the position permanently by President Donald Trump – will step down on June 23, 2019.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning on July 1, 2019, it will no longer accept the Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status, at international field offices.
On July 5, 2019 The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its monthly Visa Bulletin August 2019 – the penultimate month of FY 2019.
On June 17, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is implementing a national strategy to decrease differences in processing times based on the location of processing for the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization...
On June 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that the government of Guyana has confirmed that it will continue to process certain adoption cases under the non-Hague Convention process in effect prior to June 1, 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.
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.
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.