Due to an immigration application backlog, which was worsened by the pandemic’s adverse effects on USCIS and the nearly four-month office closure of Application Support Centers (ASCs) and Field Offices,
Continue Reading Long Delays for Work Permits for L-2 and H-4 Spouses Are Over

On Aug. 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applicants filing for Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status are now able to apply for a Social Security number 
Continue Reading USCIS Announces an Expanded Collaboration with the Social Security Administration for LPR Applicants

On May 11, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it no longer accepts written, mailed-in requests to reschedule biometrics appointments. Instead, requestors must call the USCIS Contact
Continue Reading USCIS Tightens Policies Regarding Biometrics Appointment Reschedule Requests

On July 16, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. However, the court temporarily
Continue Reading District Court Blocks Filing of New DACA Applications

On May 10, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove
Continue Reading Department of Homeland Security Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs

On April 27, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was reinstating its guidance to immigration officers to defer to prior nonimmigrant petition approvals when adjudicating
Continue Reading USCIS Issues Guidance Reinstating Deference Policy for Prior Approved Nonimmigrant Petitions

In response to the United States’ ongoing health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced a new bill, The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, to offer
Continue Reading Proposed Bipartisan Bill to Recapture 40,000 Visas for Physicians and Nurses To Remedy Ongoing Shortage, Aid Ongoing COVID-19 Health Response