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LATEST NEWS ON IMMIGRATION
September 2020 -
On July 31, DHS announced a final rule that adjusts fees for certain immigration and
naturalization benefit requests effective October 2, 2020. The weighted average increase is 20 percent. Some of the more common forms used are listed below with their fee changes.
August 2020 -
Following multiple lawsuits and public outcry, the Trump administration has backtracked on a rule that would've required international students, whose universities remain online-only amid the coronavirus pandemic, to transfer schools or leave the U.S.
July 2020 -
Beginning June 4, 2020, certain USCIS field offices and asylum offices have resumed non-emergency face-to-face services to the public.
June 2020 -
As of March 18, USCIS has temporarily suspended routine in-person services through at least May 3, 2020, to help slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
May 2020 -
The South Asian community in the U.S. has been dealt a heavy blow by the Covid-19 crisis, not least because many Indians on non-immigrant visas have been laid off or furloughed. Here’s a guide for employees—and employers—on the changes during this crisis in terms of work location, pay rate or hours, and employment.
May 2020 -
This election year, moderates and progressives have advantage in immigration debate over hardliners who support restrictions. But research shows that pro-immigrant policy makers will succeed only if they are willing to make concessions. Of course, the big unknown in American politics now is the impact of Covid-19.
March 2020 -
Public Charge Rule now in effect / USCIS fees increase / Change or Extension of Non-immigrant Status / Visa Filing and Final Action Dates, Family and Employment.
February 2020 -
H-1B registration process for H-1B cap-subject petitions / USCIS fees increase / Citizenship testing — also moral character / Visa Filing and Final Action Dates, Family and Employment.
January 2020 -
A proposed DHS rule would increase filing fees and would impose new filing and fee requirements for many immigration cases. The final rule should include an effective date.
December 2019 -
Health insurance rule blocked while lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through courts / Processing fee increased for some employment-based petitions / Fee for H-1B visa registration