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USCIS Hypocrisy Reaches New Levels

Asylum experts Dree Collopy and Lindsay Harris highlight the ways in which asylum adjudication inefficiencies have contributed to USCIS’ $1.2 billion budget shortfall and urge that Congress hold USCIS accountable, linking to AILA’s Take Action on the issue that members of the public can easily use.

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This Week in Immigration News: K-1 Fiancé Visa Ban Confusion, Update on USCIS Office Closures, USCIS Statement on June 22nd Presidential Proclamation, USCIS Statement on its Financial Position, Texas Service Center Moves to New Address

K-1 Fiancé Visa Blunders The news of the June 22nd presidential proclamation has caused great confusion among U.S. Consulates and Embassies worldwide regarding whether K-1 fiancé visas are subject to the current presidential proclamation suspending the entry of certain immigrants to the United States. We have received information from our readers that Embassies have incorrectly […]

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July 2020 Visa Bulletin: What to Expect?

The Department of State has released the visa bulletin for July 2020 outlining the availability of immigrant visa numbers for the upcoming month. NOTE: Adjustment of Status Filing Charts July 2020 For Family-Sponsored Filings:In the F2A category, there is a cutoff date on the Dates for Filing chart. However, the category is “current” on the […]

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BREAKING: Trump’s NEW Executive Order, “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” RELEASED

UPDATE: Today, Monday June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a new executive order entitled, “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak,” extending the April 22nd Presidential Proclamation and adding new restrictions for nonimmigrant workers who “pose a risk of displacing and disadvantaging United States […]

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BREAKING: Trump to Extend April 22nd Proclamation And Pause New H-1B, H2B, L-1, and J Visa issuance

Today, Monday June 22, 2020, President Trump is expected to sign a new executive order that will extend his previous April 22nd order set to expire today, and will extend restrictions to apply to H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J foreign workers to protect American jobs as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 lockdowns nationwide. The […]

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Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $1 Billion Dollars Without Changes at USCIS

AILA Director of Government Relations Sharvari Dalal-Dheini shares insights from her time at USCIS related to the agency’s request to Congress for $1.2 billion, and urges Congress to “ensure that the agency is transparent about its spending, accountable for its inefficiencies, and on track towards fiscal responsibility.”

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