Category: State & Local Laws

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to first electronically register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a designated registration period. Under…
USCIS Begins Implementing Plan to Issue More Deportation Notices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance to its officers in June instructing them to initiate deportation proceedings for certain applicants who were denied immigration benefits. At the same time, the agency put the guidance on hold and solicited…
Verifying New & Existing Employees on Form I-9

Verifying New Employees on Form I-9 Newly hired employees must complete Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, regardless of whether they are assigned to a federal contract. Employers must comply with Form I-9 procedures found in the M-274 Handbook for Employers,…
Visa Bulletin For October 2018

Number 22 Volume X Washington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during October for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be…
USCIS: SAVE Goes Completely Paperless

WASHINGTON—Starting June 1, benefit-granting agencies using U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) Program can no longer submit paper versions of Form G-845, Verification Request. Previously, agencies submitted paper forms to request immigration status verification…
USCIS: Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Somalia

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Somalia’s designation who want to maintain their status through the 18-month extension period ending on March 17, 2020, must re-register between Aug. 27,…
USCIS: SAVE Verification Process

Minimum Requirements for Verification For SAVE to verify a benefit applicant’s status, the agency must have the applicant’s biographic information (first name, last name and date of birth) and a numeric identifier (Alien Number; Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, number; Student…
Re-Registration Period Now Open for Temporary Protected Status for Yemen

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Yemen’s designation who want to maintain their status through the extension date of March 3, 2020, must re-register between August 14, 2018,…