USCIS Changes Adjudication Standard for I-129 Renewals

Many of you may know that USCIS has had a policy in place that allowed those filing an application to renew their status (H-1B, L-1, E-1, etc.) to file a ‘bare bones’ application – an application with just new information and none of the initial documentation sent in with the first application to show that

ALERT: Delays at some USCIS local Offices – arrive early

USCIS Implements its new Customer Verification Program – Be prepared

Today USCIS is implementing its new customer verification program at all local offices.  Customers will now submit biometric data, specifically fingerprints and photographs, when appearing at USCIS offices for interviews or to receive evidence of an immigration benefit. In this way, USCIS is looking to combat fraud and improve its systems.  Be prepared for the

Authorized Stay? Illegal Presence? What does it all mean?

ALERT: New Telephone Scam displaying false USCIS Information

There is a new telephone scam whereby someone claiming to be a USCIS officer is calling people and getting personal information and credit card/bank account information.  Apparently, they are using a technique so that the called ID shown is USCIS.  Be warned, according to UCSIS if a real USCIS officer were to call you they

USCIS and implementation of the Supreme Court DOMA decision

USCIS begins returning H-1B applications not Selected in Lottery

USCIS has begun returning H-1B application for cases that were not lucky enough to be picked for the random audit. If you do not recall, USCIS received more application in the first week of H-1B availability than it had visas for. Therefore, USCIS pooled all applications received during the first 5 business days and conducted

June Visa Bulletin Out

New I-9 Forms for employers

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/7449501/?claim=cu2hrptenhq”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> USCIS has issued a new I-9 form for employers to use when checking that their workers are eligible to work.  The form goes into effect tomorrow, May 7th.   (Here is a link to the form: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=31b3ab0a43b5d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD).  Most importantly USCIS has made clear that the section 1 of the form,

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Goodlatte held Press Conference on Immigration Reform

Rep. Goodlatte (R) held a press conference this morning regarding immigration reform efforts underway in the Senate.  While he stated that he welcomed such efforts, he also stated that the House Judiciary committee would be looking at Immigration differently.  The House will be dividing the legislation into separate bills so that Representatives can review and look at each aspect

%d bloggers like this: