Category: State & Local Laws

Critics: USCIS Policies Make Immigration Difficult And Dangerous

In the age of coronavirus, policies imposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are making it difficult for businesses, high-skilled professionals and others to file applications and meet deadlines. Attorneys say that although USCIS has made one positive accommodation…
As COVID-19 Rages, USCIS Locks Down Immigration Processes

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended all in-person activities at its offices. That lockdown, which is related to the current COVID-19 pandemic and scheduled to extend until April 1 (and may continue beyond that), will grind many…
At Boston Immigration Office, Crowded Waiting Room, Little Direction

IMAGINE STICKING YOUR finger into a fingerprint scanner that hasn’t been and won’t be cleaned after dozens, if not hundreds, of other people have touched it. That’s what local US Citizenship and Immigration Services employees describe taking place at their…
USCIS Adjusts Process for Managing EB-5 Visa Petition Inventory

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a process change for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, from a first-in, first-out basis to a visa availability approach. This new operational approach aligns with other visa-availability agency adjudications processes,…
Commentary: Report Points to Huge Immigration Issue in America

The Migration Policy Institute, which describes itself as a nonpartisan think tank that seeks “to improve immigration” through its research and analysis, recently published a report stating that in FY 2018 the State Department issued 9 million temporary visas to…