Category: Resources

USCIS Updates Guidance On Expedite Requests

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has updated the USCIS Policy Manual to reflect new guidance on how we determine whether a case warrants expedited treatment. The new guidance is effective immediately. This update: Clarifies the criteria and circumstances under which…
Unlike Trump, Biden Plan Welcomes Immigrant Scientists And Engineers

Although Donald Trump said he favored “merit-based” immigration, his policy team never seemed to find high-skilled foreign nationals it wanted to let work in the United States. In contrast, the Biden administration has proposed new policies that take the opposite…
Over 200,000 Green Cards Wasted In 2021 As Backlog Explodes

USCIS released data on petition, green card, and naturalization applications and denials for fiscal year 2021. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released processing and case completion data on all Forms, including family-, fiancé(e)-, and employment– based petitions, green…
Court Hearings Begin For Revived ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy

More than 200 migrants have been sent back under the reinstated program, UN says. The first cohort of migrants enrolled in a newly revived border program requiring asylum-seekers to wait out their court cases in Mexico had their U.S. immigration…
USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30, 2020, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14);…
The Outlook On H-1b Visas And Immigration In 2022

For the sixth consecutive year, we should not expect Donald Trump to visit the Statue of Liberty and celebrate America’s tradition as a nation of immigrants. But what will Joe Biden, his administration and Congress do on immigration in 2022?…