March 18, 2020 Don't plan to visit a consulate or USCIS office, or attend a naturalization interview or ceremony, asylum interview, or other appointment until further notice, owing to coronavirus outbreak and response.
February 24, 2020 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing the new and more restrictive rule as to which immigrant visa applicants are inadmissibility as likely to become a public charge.
February 1, 2020 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announces regardless of whether the U.S. petitioner lives abroad, Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, can only be submitted to USCIS in the U.S. or to the Department of State in exigent circumstances, but no longer with an overseas USCIS office.
March 1, 2020 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 2020 guidelines require higher than ever support levels.
On November 9, 2018 the Trump administration issued a new bar on asylum, through a presidential proclamation. It applies to people who enter the U.S. unlawfully (outside an official port of entry) at the southern border.
December 13, 2017. A court allows the new rule allowing parole entry for international entrepreneurs to go forward, though applicants may still face hostility in light of the Trump Administration's general refusal to allow parole as a means of U.S. entry.
November 20, 2017. Employers now need to find another visa option to employ market research analysts, marketing specialists, or financial analysts from Canada and Mexico, because USCIS closed the TN door on the economist category.