LATEST NEWS ON IMMIGRATION
March 2021 -
H1B process announced for FY2022 / Extended flexibility for agency requests/ Old naturalization test may return.
February 2021 -
Inbound passengers to show negative Covid test / Replacing green card stickers / Delays in receipt notices and biometrics.
January 2021 -
Biden’s broad immigration plan for 2021 / USCIS DACA updates.
December 2020 -
The government recently published three rules that will have a significant impact on the H-1B visa program.
November 2020 -
The October Visa Bulletin surprised many employment-based visa applicants by moving the EB3
(Employment-Based Skilled) category ahead by almost five years to January 1, 2015. It mostly affected those Indian nationals with priority dates from 2010 to 2015, as it allowed them to file for their adjustment of status applications from October 1, 2020.
October 2020 -
As a response to Covid-19, USCIS is extending the flexibility it announced on March 30, in responding to notices, if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1, 2020, and January 1, 2021.
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).