News & Updates

The Chief Immigration Judge has issued this guidance to remove certain cases from the Court’s docket if they are not ripe for adjudication

The Chief Immigrarion Judge has issued this guidance to remove certaincases from the Courts' docket if they are not ripe for adjudication, to*"ensure the efficient disposition of all pending cases," including "to setpriorities" for the resolution of cases, "to direct that adjudication ofcertain cases be deferred," and to "otherwise to...

USCIS, DHS Is Currently Experiencing Delays In Issuing Receipts For Form I-589, Application For Asylum, And For Withholding of Removal

USCIS, DHS is currently experiencing delays in issuing receipts for Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal - https://www.uscis.gov/i-589 Due to these delays, you may not receive a receipt notice in a timely manner after you properly file your Form I-589. For purposes of the asylum one-year...

Important News/Updates

1. According to a Stay order by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 24, 2022, all pre-authorized Regional Centers *remain valid and are eligible to sponsor new EB-5 investors (and file Form I-526 petitions) *otherwise compliant with relevant RIA provisions 2. On June 24,...

Alert: New USCIS Forms for EB-5 Regional

Effective May 14, 2022, under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA) of 2022, all Companies seeking regional center designation must submit these forms: - *Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation* Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation carries a filing fee of $17,795. - *Form I-956H, Bona Fides...

DOYLE MEMORANDUM – DISMISS /TERMINATE NONPRIORITY CASES EFFECTIVE FROM APRIL 25, 2022

On April 3, 2022, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Legal Advisor Kerry E. Doyle issued a memorandum to all ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) attorneys providing guidance on exercising prosecutorial discretion (PD) in removal proceedings (Doyle Memorandum). It is effective from April 25, 2022 and implements...

USCIS Premium Processing Expansion 2022

USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING EXPANSION 2022: Possible implementation date: June 1, 2022 Case Types: I-765s, I-539s (F-1, M-1, Js, H-4s, E-2 dep, L-2s etc.) Fees: Note in the Table Below: Form Number  Description of Eligible Applications Fee Timeframe Form I-140  EB-1 – Multinational Executive or Manager (EB-1C) EB-2 – Members of...

USCIS Announces New Actions to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing, and Provide Relief to Work Permit Holders

This rule expands the categories of forms eligible for premium processing services, includingForm I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status;Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; andAdditional classifications under Form I-140.USCIS intends to begin implementing, through a phased approach, premium processing availability of Form I-539, Form I-765 and Form I-140 in fiscal...