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The Immigration Law Blog provides updates and analysis of federal immigration law for individuals and companies. Topics include Deferred Action (Acción Diferida para Jóvenes), I-9 audits, H1-B processing, Nexus Frequent Travel Requirements , immigrant visas and more. 


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Travel Ban 3.0 Blocked by Judges - October 18, 2017

The most recent travel ban (commonly called Travel Ban 3.0), which was to go into effect today (October 18, 2017) has been enjoined by two federal courts, one in Hawaii and one in Maryland. Read More »

 

Premium Processing for H-1Bs Resumes - October 5, 2017

Premium processing (expedited review by the government) has resumed as of October 3, 2017, for all H-1B petitions. Read More »

 

New Travel Ban - October 5, 2017

No doubt you have heard that the President issued a Proclamation extending and changing the travel ban which resulted in so much controversy earlier this year. The new ban is based on a survey of how countries in the world handle identity verification and other security procedures. Read More »

 

Social Security Numbers May be Requested with Work Permission - October 5, 2017

The form I-765 has been revised so that applicants may request a Social Security number at the same time. The form is used to request work permission, known as EAD or Employment Authorization Document. Read More »

 

Dream Act of 2017 - October 5, 2017

If you are concerned about the rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), now is the time to contact your senators and representatives. Read More »

 

Iowa Driver's License Renewals for Temporary Visa Holders - October 5, 2017

Iowa Department of Transportation recently changed the procedure for license renewals for persons with temporary visas. Read More »

 

Warning on F-1 Visas During OPT - October 5, 2017

The Department of State recently updated the Foreign Affairs Manual regarding issuance of F-1 visas. The change puts more emphasis on the applicant's intent to return to the home country after study in the U.S. Read More »

 

Clarification of Expanded Interview Requirement for "Green Cards" - October 5, 2017

At a recent "stakeholder" call, the government provided more information about the new universal interview requirement for green cards (permanent residence) issued in the United States (otherwise known as the "adjustment of status" process). Read More »

 

DACA Rescinded: Help us Members of Congress - You Are Our Only Hope! - September 5, 2017

President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program today, September 5, 2017. The program, originally put into place on June 15, 2012, gave people who had entered the U.S. as children and satisfied certain qualifications the ability to work in the U.S. in return for registering with the government. Read More »

 

USCIS to Interview Most "Green Card" Applicants: Expect Delays - August 29, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has announced that effective October 1, 2017, applicants for "adjustment of status" (the last step in the "green card" process) based on employment sponsorship and for refugee/asylee relatives will be interviewed in all cases. Read More »

 

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