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DHS to Implement Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule Nationwide

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020 nationwide,...

Cohen Veterans Network Welcomes First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the Cohen Clinic at VVSD in Oceanside, CA

Cohen Veterans network at VVSD "Joining Forces" with White House in Support of Military Families as the Network Fills the Gaps in Mental Health Services ...

H-2B Cap Reached for Second Half of FY2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal year 2020....

USCIS Clarifies Effect of Breaks in Continuity of Residence on Eligibility for Naturalization

USCIS today announced an update to the USCIS Policy Manual to align USCIS practice with congressional intent and existing regulations by clarifying requirements surrounding...

Initial H-1B Registration Period Opens at Noon Eastern on March 1

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 20. During this period, prospective petitioners and...

USCIS Publishes Updated Guidance on H-2A Petitions for Sheep/Goat Herders

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published an updated policy memorandum (PDF, 580.44 KB) (PM) that requires requests for temporary foreign workers for...

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Aliens with TPS under Yemen’s Designation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Yemen’s designation who want to maintain their status through Sept....

USCIS Launches New Online Form for Reporting Fraud

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today launched a new online tip form to help the public provide the agency with information about immigration...

USCIS Publishes Federal Register Notices Announcing H-2A and H-2B Petitions Must Include Printed Copy of Electronic Final Determination Form

On March 5, 2020, USCIS published two Federal Register notices regarding the submission of final determination forms with H-2A and H-2B petitions. The notices,...

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Aliens with TPS under Somalia’s Designation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain their status...

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DHS to Implement Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule Nationwide

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on Feb. 24, 2020 nationwide, including in Illinois, following another judicial victory lifting the injunction in that state.In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Feb. 21, 2020 decision...

Cohen Veterans Network Welcomes First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the Cohen Clinic at VVSD in Oceanside, CA

Cohen Veterans network at VVSD "Joining Forces" with White House in Support of Military Families as the Network Fills the Gaps in Mental Health Services ...

H-2B Cap Reached for Second Half of FY2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has received enough petitions to meet the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal year 2020. Feb. 18, 2020, was the final receipt date for new cap-subject H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before Oct. 1, 2020....

USCIS Clarifies Effect of Breaks in Continuity of Residence on Eligibility for Naturalization

USCIS today announced an update to the USCIS Policy Manual to align USCIS practice with congressional intent and existing regulations by clarifying requirements surrounding naturalization applicants’ absences from the United States. This update concerns absences of more than six months but less than one year during the...

Initial H-1B Registration Period Opens at Noon Eastern on March 1

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 20. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out prospective petitioner and beneficiary information and submit their registrations.A confirmation number will be assigned to each registration submitted for the FY...

USCIS Publishes Updated Guidance on H-2A Petitions for Sheep/Goat Herders

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published an updated policy memorandum (PDF, 580.44 KB) (PM) that requires requests for temporary foreign workers for range sheep or goat herding or production to be subject to the same requirements as other temporary agricultural workers.On Nov. 14, 2019, USCIS...

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Aliens with TPS under Yemen’s Designation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Yemen’s designation who want to maintain their status through Sept. 3, 2021, must re-register between March 2, 2020 and May 1, 2020.Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents (EADs), have been published in...

USCIS Launches New Online Form for Reporting Fraud

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today launched a new online tip form to help the public provide the agency with information about immigration fraud. The new online form, available on the USCIS public website, prompts the form user for the information that the USCIS’ fraud investigators...

USCIS Publishes Federal Register Notices Announcing H-2A and H-2B Petitions Must Include Printed Copy of Electronic Final Determination Form

On March 5, 2020, USCIS published two Federal Register notices regarding the submission of final determination forms with H-2A and H-2B petitions. The notices, one for H-2A and one for H-2B, announce that petitioners must submit a printed copy of the electronic final determination form granting temporary...

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Aliens with TPS under Somalia’s Designation

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain their status through Sept. 17, 2021, must re-register between March 11, 2020 and May 11, 2020.Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents (EADs),...

USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for FY2021 Cap-Subject Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced the temporary suspension of premium processing service for fiscal year (FY) 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions.Petitioners filing FY 2021 cap-subject H-1B petitions will not be able to request premium processing when USCIS begins accepting cap-subject petitions on April 1. Until premium...

Under Secretary Nuland’s Meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Thani

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani co-chaired the Global Discussions working group, within the fifth annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue today in Doha. The Under Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed issues...