Tag Archives: I-140

Suspension of Premium Processing for I-129 and I-140 Petitions

Effective March 20, 2020, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all I-129 petitions and I-140 petitions due to COVID-19.  For petitions filed prior to March 20, 2020, USCIS will process the petition accordingly, but if no action has been taken within the 15-day window, USCIS will refund the premium processing fee. In addition, USCIS will … Continue Reading

USCIS Administrative Appeals Office Solicits Amicus Curiae Briefs: Impact on I-140 Immigrant Applicants

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) has solicited amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs  on whether the beneficiaries of certain I-140 immigrant visa petitions have standing to participate in the administrative adjudication process, including standing to appeal to the AAO.  An amicus curiae brief is a written statement of law or legal opinion written by … Continue Reading