NEWS FROM USCIS
March 6, 2017
Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on President's Executive Order Signed Today
“The Executive Order signed today is prospective in nature—applying only to foreign nationals outside of the United States who do not have a valid visa. It is important to note that nothing in this executive order affects current lawful permanent residents or persons with current authorization to enter our country. If you have a current valid visa to travel, we welcome you. But unregulated, unvetted travel is not a universal privilege, especially when national security is at stake.
April 10, 2014
USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April 1, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On April 10, 2014, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general-category cap and 20,000 cap under the advanced degree exemption.
April 9, 2014
USCIS anticipates publishing a new dual-use Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
To help prepare the public for the anticipated process to request a renewal of DACA from USCIS, we have created an outline found below. This outline is subject to change until USCIS announces the details of the final process in late May 2014.
July 1, 2013
Immigrant Visa Petitions by Same-Sex Spouse to be Treated Equally
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of an opposite-sex spouse.
June 24, 2015
Designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status
Nepal has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Anyone from Nepal and in the U.S. should consult with an immigration attorney about their eligibility for TPS.
May 26, 2015
Appeals Court Denies Bid to Let Obama Immigration Plan Proceed
For a copy of the decision, please see below.
April 22, 2014
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson May Review Immigration Policy to Limit Deportations
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said that he may limit deportations of undocumented immigrants who have not been convicted of serious crimes.