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Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Bimonthly Immigration Newsletter: April 2014

H-1b "cap"H-1B Cap Reached; 172,500 Petitions Received by USCIS

USCIS announced that it received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions for professional workers during the FY2015 filing period and that it completed the computer-generated random selection process (commonly known as a “lottery”) on 4/10/14 to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and the 20,000 cap... [read more]


Deferred Action WorkshopRenewing DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) began June 15, 2012. From June 15, 2012 until August 15, 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) granted DACA relief until USCIS started receiving requests. Those early cases will soon expire and individuals must renew their DACA status... [read more]



Mitch MconnellImmigration Reform: What’s Happened and Where are We?

Across America, millions of immigrants and their families, businesses, and communities are waiting for – and calling for – immigration reform, and yet Congress continues to fail to act. With some 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States, most of whom already have deep roots in this country... [read more]

CBP Officer at airport“Cautions” Issued by UK Police Could Have Immigration Consequences

In the U.K., the police and Crown Prosecution Service have the option to issue “cautions” for certain minor offenses as an alternative to prosecution. The individual must effectively admit to the offense and “accept” the caution. [read more]

Flag of ChileChile Added to the Visa Waiver Program

DHS announced the designation of Chile into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Effective May 1, 2014, eligible Chilean passport holders with both an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and an e-passport will be able to visit the United States without nonimmigrant visitor visas. [read more]

TSA Precheck SignTSA PreCheck and Global Entry – Time to Enroll?

The Transportation Security Administration is aggressively encouraging more people to sign up for TSA PreCheck (or, as TSA puts it: Pre✓™), a program that permits travelers to go through airport security without having to take off their shoes or light jackets or pulling liquids and laptops out of baggage. [read more]


GavelAsylum Adjudications by DHS Over 14 Years – Patterns in the Data

A new study on the asylum process and adjudication by DHS was published by three law professors in a new book, Lives in the Balance: 14 Years of Asylum Adjudication by DHS. Their findings are based on data from 383,000 affirmative asylum applications collected (with the approval of DHS) during the period October 1995 to June 2009. [read more...]


Infopass LogoCorrecting Immigration Records after Resolving Tentative
Nonconfirmation in E-Verify

E-Verify is the Internet-based system that some employers use to confirm the employment eligibility of newly hired employees. It compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to data from DHS and the Social Security Administration records. [read more]


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