Feb 20

United States Supreme Court Holds Padilla Does Not Apply Retroactively

The United States Supreme Court found that Padilla v. Kentucky, in which the Supreme Court held that counsel must inform noncitizen clients whether a plea carries a risk of deportation, entire story

Feb 06

USCIS To Close Kingston, Jamaica Field Office On March 1, 2013

USCIS will permanently close its field office in Kingston, Jamaica on 3/1/13. After 3/1/13, the countries currently served by the Kingston field office will fall under the jurisdiction of entire story

Jan 21

President Obama Discusses Immigration During His Inaugural Address

It is now our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a entire story

Jan 17

USCIS Will Not Resume Processing Adoptions From Fiji

Because the State Department has determined that Fiji does not have a fully functional Hague Adoption Convention process and therefore still cannot certify adoption decrees or custody orders obtained entire story

Jan 10

USCIS Issues FAQ On Filing For A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

USCIS recently issued a January 2013 frequently asked questions (FAQ) document on the new process that will allow certain spouses, children and parents of a U.S. citizen to apply entire story

Jan 09

USCIS Redesignates & Extends TPS For Sudan & South Sudan

USCIS redesignated and extended the existing designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan and South Sudan for 18 months from May 3, 2013 through November 2, 2014. NY entire story

Jan 04

USCIS Releases Interim Policy Memo On Adjudication Of Late-Filed I-751 Petitions

USCIS released an interim policy memorandum that revises guidance issued on 10/9/09 related to late-filed joint Forms I-751 by authorizing officers to issue RFEs requesting a reasonable explanation for entire story

Jan 03

Regulation Published On Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

Today's Federal Register contains the official version of the final rule, effective 3/4/13, that allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the U.S. to entire story

Jan 02

USCIS Releases Advance Copy Of Notice On Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

USCIS released an advance copy of the Federal Register notice of the final rule to allow certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the U.S. entire story

Dec 31

USCIS Releases New Guidance Memo On EB-5 Cases Involving Tenant-Occupancy

USCIS released this finalized 12/20/12 operational guidance memo on the adjudication of cases involving issues related to the "tenant-occupancy" methodology for establishing job creation in EB-5 cases. The new entire story