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Quick Immigration Updates: USCIS Prioritizes Citizenship Oath Ceremony Scheduling, Orgs Call USCIS to Extend TPS for Yemen and Somalia, and New Labor Certification FLAG System

Welcome back to Visalawyerblog! In this post we bring you the latest immigration updates. Naturalization Ceremonies Great news for naturalization applicants waiting for an oath ceremony. On July 1, 2020, USCIS issued an announcement notifying the public that it anticipates that it will complete nearly all postponed administrative naturalization ceremonies by the end of July […]

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USCIS San Diego Field Office Prepares to Reopen for Interviews, ASC Appointments

Interviews at the San Diego Field Office We have great news for our local readers. The USCIS San Diego Field Office is scheduled to resume interviews on July 6, 2020, with priority given to adjustment of status applications filed by doctors and front-line workers fighting to mitigate the effects of Covid-19. Under certain circumstances, USCIS […]

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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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How Do We Respond to the George Floyd Tragedy?

AILA member Paschal O. Nwokocha calls on all immigration attorneys to take concrete steps to address racism and injustice, writing “We cannot be patient anymore; we cannot wait for racial inequality and injustice to recede. We must be involved actors in the future we seek.”

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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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