LATEST NEWS ON IMMIGRATION
December 2018 -
Medical Exam Validity / Tablets for Naturalization Tests / Notices to Appear (NTAs) / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES and DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS for December 2018
November 2018 -
The Trump administration plans to prevent immigrants from securing lawful permanent residence and remaining with their families in the USA, if they used certain public benefits.
October 2018 -
USCIS Implements New Policy Regarding Denials / USCIS Increasing Premium Processing Fees / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES—OCTOBER 2018 / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS—OCTOBER 2018
September 2018 -
Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors / Visa Bulletin Retrogression: Temporary / Digital Delivery of FOIA Requests / Dates for Filing Visa Applications, Final Action Dates
August 2018 -
Removal proceedings will increase after case denials; does not change policy for TPS or DACA / Visas will be processed in Mumbai rather than New Delhi for family visas IR5, IR1/CR1, or IR2/CR2.
July 2018 -
USCIS Delivery of Secure Documents / Receipt Notices for Form I-751 and Form I-829 / Data Entry Delay in I-751 Receipt Notices / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS and APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES
June 2018 -
Unlawful presence rules for students and visitors / Incorrectly dated green cards recalled / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES—JUNE 2018 / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS—JUNE 2018
May 2018 -
H-1B Cap Random Selection for FY 2019 Completed, upturn in denials / Members of Congress Support H-4 EADs, urge DHS not to terminate program allowing certain H-4 spouses to obtain H-4 EAD.
April 2018 -
H-1B memo targets third party worksites / Credit card payment accepted for most forms / APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES / DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS
March 2018 -
On April 2, 2018, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B quota-subject filings for federal fiscal year 2019 (10/1/18-9/30/19). Two memos (4/3/17, 10/23/17), explained here, affect H-1B approvals.