Category: Resources

LEXISNEXIS To Provide Giant Database Of Personal Information To Ice

The company signed a contract with an ICE division that plays a key role in deportations. THE POPULAR LEGAL RESEARCH and data brokerage firm LexisNexis signed a $16.8 million contract to sell information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according…
USCIS Confirms Elimination of “Blank Space” Criteria

USCIS today confirmed that for all forms it has reverted to the form rejection criteria it applied before October 2019 regarding blank responses. In 2019, USCIS changed the form rejection criteria for: Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding…
FY 2022 H-1B Cap Season Updates

H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap) including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap). We randomly selected…
Updated Guidance on P-1A Internationally Recognized Athletes

Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced updated guidance for adjudicating requests for P-1A nonimmigrant classification for internationally recognized athletes. The guidance clarifies the meaning of the phrase “major United States sports league or team” as used in the regulations,…
USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

In response to the coronavirus (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…