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Erroneously issued DACA card collection – NILC press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2015 CONTACTS Elizabeth Beresford | NILC | elizabeth@fitzgibbonmedia.com | 917.648.0189 Mario Carrillo | UWD | mario@unitedwedream.org | 915.449.6463 USCIS Ramps Up Effort to Collect Three-Year DACA and Work Permits Issued in Error Post-Injunction Administration to… Continue Reading

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USCIS DACA statistics through 2015

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Work Cards (EAD) for SOME H-4 visa holders

The USCIS has started accepting applications for work cards from H-4 visa holders – in two instances. 1) The H1B visa holder who the H-4 is a dependent of, has an approved I-140 based on an employment based immigrant petition,… Continue Reading

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USCIS ALERT: Relief to Yemeni Nationals

From the USCIS: USCIS is closely monitoring conditions in Yemen. Due to the current unstable security situation, USCIS seeks to highlight several available immigration relief measures that may assist eligible Yemeni nationals. Immigration relief measures that may be available upon… Continue Reading

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USCIS resumes H-2B processing.

From the USCIS: “Today, March 17, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will resume adjudications of H-2B petitions, but will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice. Monday, March 16, 2015 the Department of Labor (DOL) filed an… Continue Reading

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USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016 Beginning April 1, 2015

From the USCIS: WASHINGTON – On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations… Continue Reading

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H-4 EAD coming soon…

Starting around May 26, 2015, spouses of certain individuals will soon be able to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who: Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form… Continue Reading

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USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2016 Beginning April 1, 2015

Release Date: March 12, 2015 Petitioners are Reminded to Follow Regulatory Requirements WASHINGTON – On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use… Continue Reading

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USCIS and DOL suspend H2B processing…

A federal court ruled that the DOL’s 2008 regulations related to H2B processing were outside its scope of authority. DOL is no longer processing H2B prevailing wage requests. More here and here.

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Do not send expanded DACA applications yet.

A federal judge in Texas is holding up the expanded DACA and DAPA process. The USCIS will not be taking applications for the expanded program at this time. Better hold on to your forms if you were going to send… Continue Reading

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