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Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Bimonthly Immigration Newsletter: December 2013

Naturalization Ceremony for VerensNew USCIS “Parole in Place” Policy for Immediate Relatives of Military Members Also Paves the Way for Green Cards

In mid-November, USCIS announced a new policy that permits eligible spouses, children, and parents of certain members of the U.S. armed forces – active duty military, certain reserves, and certain veterans – to apply for “parole in place”...[read more...]

Social Security Card with Locked typed in redUnderstanding E-Verify:  What is It, What Are Employers’ Obligations, and What Does Your Data Tell the Government

E-Verify is a free, Web-based program that allows employers to verify the employment eligibility of their new hires and certain other workers electronically. Operated as a partnership between DHS and the Social Security Administration (SSA)... [read more...]

CBP Officer at airportAffordable Care Act and Immigration

Under the Affordable Care Act.., also known as Obamacare, individuals seeking coverage under a qualified health plan offered on a Health Insurance Marketplace or through an insurance affordability program are required to provide information...
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May 2014 CalendarAdjudication of Stand-Alone I-130s Delayed;
USCIS Seeks to Correct by May 2014

USCIS is currently taking an average of 10 months to process stand-alone I-130 petitions. In order to speed up these processing times, USCIS is transferring some cases from its National Benefits Center to various USCIS regional centers. [read more...]

Judge's GavelStatutory Limit of U Visas for Victims of Certain Crimes Reached for FY2014

USCIS has announced it has approved the statutory maximum of 10,000 U visas until October 1, 2014. U visa classification is granted to eligible victims of certain qualifying crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement authorities investigate or prosecute those crimes. [read more...]

close up of fingerprintsProposed Rule Would Permit Dependents of F-1 Foreign Students
to Attend School

ICE has proposed a rule that would allow F-2 dependents of foreign nationals holding F-1 status to study part-time in the United States. [read more...]



drawing of a girl smiling, with thank you in red white and blue writtenModest Immigration Relief Measures Offered by USCIS to Filipinos Affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda); Philippines Government Requests TPS Designation

In the aftermath of the typhoon that struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, USCIS has advised that Filipino nationals affected by the typhoon... [read more...]



push button land line phone off the hookHoliday Travel and Foreign Nationals: Review Your Documents Now

Now is a good time for foreign nationals who will be departing the United States for travel abroad over the holidays to review their travel documents to ensure that their re-entry into the U.S. is as seamless as possible.

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