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USCIS Revises Forms in Response to Public Charge Inadmissibility Final Rule

USA - February 7 2020 The Public Charge Inadmissibility Final Rule was issued in August 2019 and was to go into effect October 2019, when a preliminary injunction with…

DHS to Suspend Trust Traveler Programs for All New York State Residents

USA - February 6 2020 Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf announced that DHS will be immediately suspending Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP)…

Effective Feb. 1, Form I-130 Petitions Only Processed Domestically by USCIS or Internationally by DOS

USA - February 5 2020 Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, one of the most widely filed USCIS forms, is filed by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident…

President Trump Issues New Proclamation on Travel Ban, Adding Six Additional Countries

USA - February 3 2020 On Jan. 31, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation, effective Feb. 21, 2020, imposing even more limitations on visa issuance and travel to the…

U.S. Halting Travel to the U.S. By All Foreign Nationals Who Have Been in China within the last 14 days

USA - January 31 2020 The Trump Administration has publicly announced that on 5 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, February 2, 2020, it will deny entry to all foreign nationals who…

USCIS Releases a New Form I-9

USA - January 31 2020 On Jan. 31, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing a new version of the Form I-9…

U.S. Department of State Announces Prohibition on ‘Birth Tourism’

USA - January 27 2020 On Jan. 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) posted a final rule, effective immediately, imposing new restrictions on individuals applying…

Iranian Nationals No Longer Eligible for Changes to E-1 and E-2 Status or Extensions of E-1 and E-2 Status

USA - January 24 2020 As of Jan. 23, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will no longer accept requests for changes to E-1 or E-2 status or extensions…

Continued Delays in Employment Authorization Document USCIS Processing Times

USA - January 23 2020 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) processing times for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications continue to…

Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap-Subject Aliens

USA - January 9 2020 On Jan. 9, 2020, USCIS posted a Notice in the Federal Register announcing the implementation of the H-1B registration process for H-1B cap-subject…