USCIS Updates Guidance On Issuance Of NTAs

USCIS has issued a Policy Memorandum updating the guidelines USCIS officers use to determine when to issue a Notice to Appear (NTA). An NTA is a document given to an alien that instructs them to appear before an immigration judge on a certain date. The issuance of an NTA commences removal proceedings against the alien. […]

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Petitions Without Required Initial Evidence Could Be Denied Without RFE

A new policy memorandum from USCIS will now empower USCIS adjudicators with full discretion to deny applications, petitions, and requests without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when required initial evidence was not submitted or the evidence of record fails to establish eligibility. This new guidance will replace […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld President Trump’s September 2017 travel ban proclamation that placed entry restrictions on nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia. The Supreme Court held that the President has lawfully exercised the broad discretion granted to him to suspend […]

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USCIS Recalls Incorrect EADs

USCIS has announced that it will be recalling about 800 incorrect Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were mailed to recipients in April and May 2018. The first and last names of individuals receiving the EADs were transposed in these incorrect EAD cards. The EAD cards were issued in connection with Form I-589, Application for Asylum […]

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Missed The H-1B Cap? Here Are Some H-1B Visa Alternatives

USCIS has announced that it has completed the data entry for all FY 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the H-1B lottery. As of today, if you have not yet received an I-797 Receipt Notice and if the filing fee checks submitted by your employer have not been cashed, it is unlikely that your H-1B […]

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