Category: State & Local Laws

USCIS Finalizes Guidance on Signature Requirements

—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that petitioners and applicants who seek immigration benefits must provide a valid signature on forms submitted to the agency. In an effort to protect and safeguard the nation’s immigration system and those…
Combating Fraud and Abuse in the H-1B Visa Program

The H-1B visa program should help U.S. companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, willing, and deserving to work in these fields…
Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C)

FGM/C refers to cutting and other procedures that injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It may be called “female circumcision” in some parts of the world. The practice has no health benefits and can lead to a range of…
USCIS: Guidance on Rejected DACA Requests

Update Dec. 27, 2017: Based on information provided by USPS regarding the mailing of DACA requests, USCIS is sending letters to affected DACA requestors inviting them to resubmit their DACA request within 33 calendar days. For any such affected DACA…

We offer immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters. The following measures may be available on a case-by-case basis upon request: * Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an…

Number 12 Volume X Washington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during December for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be…