October 15, 2019 Normally, public charge rules are applied most strictly in cases of people applying for immigrant visas or green cards. A new rule also, however, covers people in the U.S. with a temporary visa or status ("nonimmigrants") who would like to change or extend their status here.
October 15, 2019 Recent Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decisions, which have been adopted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), apparently narrow the possibilities for who will be found eligible for SIJS.
October 11, 2019 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined and restrained DHS and USCIS from "enforcing, applying, or treating as effective" new rules on which foreign nationals are inadmissible on public charge grounds.
May 17, 2019 The fate of DACA remains uncertain as battles over the legality of the Trump administration's termination of the program, and the legality of the program itself, play out in federal courts across the country.
April 22, 2019 Nationals of countries with high visa overstay rates, especially people from certain African countries, might want to obtain a visa to travel to the U.S. as soon as possible, if they don’t have one already.
April 12, 2019. After a federal judge found that the U.S. government's "mass rescission of conditional approvals for parole of 2,714" children who'd been cleared to enter the U.S. under something called the Central American Minors Program (CAM) was "arbitrary and capricious," the government agreed to a historic settlement.
April 5, 2019 Due to ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions in South Sudan, the country's Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation will be extended for another 18 months, through November 2, 2020.
March 20, 2019 A U.S. sponsor filling out Form I-864 must prove that his or her income or assets are high enough to support the intending immigrants; and the 2019 guidelines require higher than ever support levels.
March 19, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court held that noncitizens with certain criminal convictions can be detained without the right to a bond hearing even if they have not reoffended and were not put into custody by immigration authorities for years after their offense.
March 12, 2019. The Trump administration has consented to halting the termination of Honduran TPS, at least until U.S. federal courts make decisions in various lawsuits that have been filed over the administration's string of TPS terminations.
March 1, 2019. Based on a court order, the U.S. government must maintain Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. Thus USCIS has automatically extended EADs and other proof-of-status documents until January 2, 2020.
Effective Date: March 1, 2019 For reasons of both finances and avoiding hassle, it would be worth submitting the older version of Form I-539 as soon as possible before the March 21, 2019 receipt deadline, after which only the newer version will be accepted.
January 28, 2019 You can now use your asylum receipt code to see whether USCIS has received your case, whether your interview with an asylum officer has scheduled, or whether a decision was reached in your case.
January 18, 2019 If you were an au pair in the U.S. on a J-1 visa between January 1, 2009, and October 28, 2018, keep an eye on the news and the email address you used then; lawyers may be in touch about your share of the settlement once it's finalized.
January 17, 2019 For people who are not in detention, immigration court hearings will not go forward during the federal government shutdown. Make sure that you still meet any filing deadlines and get notice of your new hearing date once the government reopens.
January 3, 2019. A few of the answers you'll need to supply to the 100 possible questions on the naturalization civics exam have changed, depending in part on where you live and who won recent elections in your state.