MORE CASES GOING TO IMMIGRATION COURT FOR REMOVAL (DEPORTATION)07/06/2018 | USCIS
The Immigration Service issued a new policy memorandum listing that many new cases should be sent to Immigration Court for Deportation or Removal Proceedings. The Immigration Service is now required to issue more NTA (Notice to Appear) directing a case to the Immigration Courts for furhter action. This includes cases where an immigrant is accused of a crime, not only if they have a conviction; and importantly, this also includes situations where an applicant for Naturalization is denied because they lack good moral character.
CRITICAL change in Immigration Policy - J, F, M Visa Holders Will Start Accruing Unlawful Presence as of August 9, 201805/15/2018 | USCIS - DHS
USCIS has announced a critical policy change - certain visa holders in categories - F, M, and J - will start accruing unlawful presence in the USA as soon as they violate their status. This is a complete departure from years-long policy where visa holders in those categories did not accrue unlawful presence UNTIL they were declared to have violated their status.
Visa Holders in these categories should consult our office as soon as possible to discuss their options under this new restrictive policy.
Immigration to Recall Some Marriage Based Green Cards- issued with wrong dates!05/15/2018 | USCIS - DHS
Immigration has noted that many cards issued in 2018 in marriage based cases reflected the wrong approval dates - Immigration is now recalling these cards to be replaced with new cards.
Homeland Security Dramatically Increases Worksite Inspections (immigration raids) - Let us help prepare your company to avoid problems05/14/2018 | US ICE
US ICE has dramatically increased the number of worksite enforcement or raids on places of employment to ensure compliance with Immigration Laws. Employers should ensure all of their employees are documented. For further information, contact our office for assistance.