Category: Congress & Federal Laws

Congress Asks USCIS To Explain Immigration Delays And Denials

For the past two and a half years, Congress has largely granted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a free pass on immigration backlogs and application delays, denials and Requests for Evidence. That began to change at a July 16,…
On Gratitude and Immigration

Like both Rich and David, I consider it flatly inappropriate for the president of the United States to be telling Americans — rhetorically or otherwise — to “go back where you came from.” In consequence, you will find no defense…
Can Congress Trust Trump to Implement Immigration Reform?

As President Donald Trump recently rolled out yet another plan to reform the immigration system, new data reveal that his administration is still ramping up denials of applications by legal immigrants. Congress has not passed any legislation, but the denial rate for immigration applications…
USCIS Ignores 30-Day H-1B Visa Processing Limit Set By Congress

Likely the most violated section of U.S. immigration law is the “sense of Congress” passed in the year 2000 that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) should process H-1B petitions within 30 days. Nearly two decades later, USCIS virtually never…