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September 24, 2018

On July 5, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published updated guidelines for referring cases for removal (deportation) and issuing a Notice to Appear (“NTA”). The NTA is the charging document that places foreign nationals in removal proceedings before the Immigration Cou...

September 24, 2018

In August 2018, the USCIS published a Policy Memorandum changing its policy on when F and M foreign students and J exchange visitors will start to accrue unlawful presence in the United States. Unlawful presence is the amount of time spent in the United States without authorized stay. Effective Augu...

September 24, 2018

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a Policy Memorandum amending its standard for issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) for petitions and applications. The new policy, which went into effect on September 11, 2018, restores full...

September 20, 2018

On August 17, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") changed its position on third-party worksite locations for STEM Optional Practical Training ("OPT") extensions. We have summarized below the changes to employer reporting requirements and offsite employment on the USCIS' upd...

September 20, 2018

The Department of State (“DOS”) Visa Office has released the October 2018 Visa Bulletin. The start of FY2019 will see the temporary retrogression imposed by the September 2018 Visa Bulletin lifted with significant forward movement, or at least a return to previously established Final Action Dates in...

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