New Guidance Limits CBP’s Role In Providing Language Translation Assistance

Under CBP’s new guidance, if a federal, state, or local law enforcement organization requests CBP assistance based solely on a need for language translation, CBP must refer those requests to a list of available local and national translation services.

USCIS Releases New DACA Statistics Through December 13, 2012

These USCIS statistics on DACA cases from 8/15/12 to 12/13/12 show a total of 355,889 DACA applications accepted for processing, 336,464 biometric services appointments scheduled, 157,151 requests under review, and 102,965 requests approved.

New $165 Immigrant Fee

DHS announced that beginning 2/1/13, USCIS will collect this new immigrant visa processing fee from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence through consular processing.