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Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Bimonthly Immigration Newsletter: February 2013

Janet NapolitanoComprehensive Immigration Reform on the Fast Track: Concrete Bill Expected in March; VAWA and Other Legislation

For the last two months, comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) has dominated the airwaves — from President Obama’s inauguration address and State of the Union, to hearings in the Senate and House of Representatives, [read more...]


People StandingH-1B Professional Visas – Savvy Employers Should File on April 1 to Ensure Visas for Their Needed Employees

On April 1, employers will be able to file H-1B petitions for their employees who require a first-time H-1B visa for work that will commence on October 1, 2013.  [read more...]



Form I-601Stateside Waiver Process for Unlawful Presence —“Provisional Form I-601A Waiver” — Begins March 4, 2013

On March 4, 2013, a new USCIS rule goes into effect, allowing certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, minor children, and parents of adult U.S. citizens) who are physically present in the United States [read more...]


Young man with laptopU.S. Spends More on Immigration Enforcement than the Combined Funds of All Other Federal Criminal Law Enforcement Agencies

In a January 2013 report, the nonpartisan think-tank Migration Policy Institute (MPI) found that the U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined [read more...]


Student filling out paperworkStates Differ on Whether DACA Grantees Can Be Issued Driver’s Licenses

In response to the new federal DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) program, state governments are now grappling with related issues and policies administered at the state level. [read more...]




Consular Electronic Application Center websiteHow to Change Your Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-160) After Submission

Foreign nationals who must apply for a nonimmigrant visa must do so online by completing Form DS-160. What happens when you make a mistake and want to correct the form before your visa appointment? [read more...]



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