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28 12, 2018
January 2019 Visa Bulletin: Predictions and Insights

Each month, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim - Chief of the Visa Control and Re

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13 11, 2018
Trump Attacks Birthright Citizenship

President Donald Trump says he is working on an executive order that will end birthright citizenship - a principle that states that anybody born in the U.S. is automati

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17 10, 2018
Partial Implementation of Updated Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear Begins On October 1

Earlier this year on June 28, the USCIS released an updated policy memo on NTAs that provides guidelines to when USCIS officers can issue Notice to Appear. An NTA, which

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30 08, 2018
What Is Unlawful Presence & How Does The Recent Policy Change Affect Its Calculation?

Foreign nationals who are not lawful permanent residents in the United States can accrue unlawful presence (ULP) if they stay in the U.S. aft

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10 08, 2018
New Policy Grants USCIS Adjudicators the Authority to Deny Filings without Issuing a Request for Evidence.

On July 13, 2018, the USCIS issued a policy memorandum which revises guidance on USCIS a

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17 07, 2018
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Upholding Trumps Travel Ban

On June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Proclamation No. 9645, com

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05 06, 2018
Policy Memo to Change Rules Regarding Unlawful Presence for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants

On Tuesday, May 11, 2018, the USCIS published a memo that may change how unlawful presence is determined for foreign persons in the F, J, and

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24 05, 2018
H-1B Policy Memo Unlawful, Claims Lawsuit-

A lawsuit filed on May 1 with the US District Court for the District of New Jersey challenged the H-1b visa Third-Party Worksi

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02 05, 2018
H-1B Visa: Although Demand Is Still Strong, Number of H-1B Petitions for FY 2019 Drops

As announced by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, on April 12, for the second consecutive year, there has been a reduction in the number of H-1b petitions received by the USCIS. This Apr

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01 04, 2018
Visa Bulletin for April 2018: EB-3 India Advances Forward Considerably, Cutoff Date Imposedon EB-1 China (Mainland) and India

The Visa Bulletin for April 2018 was made available on March 9, 2018, by the U.S. Department of State.This bulletin will be effective starting April 1, 2018. There has been some significant movemen

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