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The so-called Gang of Eight – a bipartisan group of Senators – unveiled its proposed immigration legislation yesterday. The landmark legislation would make the biggest changes to U.S. immigration law in more than 25 years. A...more
On March 1, 2013, the Budget Control Act, including sections mandating across-the-board budget cuts to federal agencies (known as “sequestration”), went into effect. The sequester is likely to negatively impact immigration...more
According to the Department of State, sequestration will likely reduce the number of officers processing visa applications, which will negatively impact wait times at U.S. consulates....more
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, beginning February 1, 2013, the agency will collect a $165 Immigrant Visa Department of Homeland Security Domestic Processing Fee (USCIS Immigrant Fee)...more
On January 2, 2013, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically...more
The Department of Homeland Security today announced a final rule that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to...more
If you are applying for permanent residence in the United States, how do you figure out how long it will take? This seems like an easy question, but like many things with immigration, it can be complicated.
On January 31, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced several proposed reforms recommended by President Obama to assist in the retention of highly educated foreign nationals. While the federal regulatory...more
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Homeland Security Creates I-9 Audit Fusion Center
Soon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will announce the creation of an I-9 Audit Fusion Center. This center will be staffed by approximately 20...more
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