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Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Bimonthly Immigration Newsletter: August 2012

Process for Deferred Action for “Childhood Arrivals” Begins

Please see our web page for more information on the process:

Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Mexico FlagNonimmigrant Visa Interview Waiver Program Expands in Mexico

In July, U.S. embassies in Mexico expanded the Department of State’s program to waive the nonimmigrant visa interview requirement to allow persons to obtain a new visa without scheduling a consular interview if they are applying for the same type of visa within 48 months of their prior visa's expiration date. [read more...]


PIle of PapersWhy Do Visa Numbers Surge Forward and Then Retrogress?
Predicting Visa Availability for Backlogged Categories

Predicting when one’s priority date will become current and when the wait on the long immigrant visa queue will finally be over can often be pure guesswork. With visas suddenly unavailable or unexpectedly within reach [read more...]


Hand picking a personExpanded Use of Supervised Recruitment by DOL in the PERM Process – Be Prepared

In recent months, the Department of Labor (DOL) has indicated that it will expand its use of DOL-supervised recruitment in the permanent labor certification program. While previously certain specific kinds of applications were considered possible targets [read more...]


woman in headdressUSCIS Update on Accommodating Photograph and Fingerprint Capture

In response to guidance from the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on appropriately accommodating religious beliefs during fingerprinting or photographic identification, USCIS recently updated its policy to accommodate individuals wearing religious headwear or professing religious beliefs during photographs or fingerprint captures. [read more...]


Rep. Steve KingPro-Immigration Political Action Committee (PAC) Targets Rep. Steve King

Immigrants’ List (IL), the leading bipartisan pro-immigration political action committee (PAC), this election year is focusing its effort on one race in particular, the Congressional race in Iowa between anti-immigration incumbent Steve King and the former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack. Rep. King is the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee [read more...]


visa imageNews in Brief

The following additional items may be of interest to our readers:

- DOS to Open 2014 Diversity Visa Program Registration on 10/2/12
- Groups of Travelers Can Now Submit Multiple ESTA Applications
- New EB-5 Program Office