Category Archives: Immigration

EEOC Issues Discrimination Guidance

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination to replace its 2002 compliance manual section on that subject, the federal agency announced. The Commission has also issued two short user-friendly resource documents to accompany the guidance: a question-and-answer publication on…

This content is for Individual Subscription, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, 30-Day Trial, Chamber discount and FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

Updated USCIS Forms

  New and Updated Forms USCIS has updated the following forms recently. You may still use the old version until the dates listed below. Update to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization New edition dated 09/29/16. Starting 12/1/16, USCIS will only accept the 09/29/16 and 03/26/16 editions. Until then, you can use the 09/13/13 edition. Update to Form…

This content is for Individual Subscription, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, 30-Day Trial, Chamber discount and FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

USCIS Case Pending?

New USCIS Workload Transfer Updates Web Page // // USCIS has created a new Workload Transfer Updates page  on its website where customers can keep track of workload transfers between the five service centers. Occasionally, USCIS will transfer cases from one service center to another in order to balance workloads and ensure timely processing. In the…

This content is for 30-Day Trial, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, Bulk 1,000 – 10,000, Bulk 10,001+, Chamber discount, FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration and Individual Subscription members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

The Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

A Message from the White House What you need to know about the Supreme Court vacancy With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, there is now a vacancy that must be filled on the Supreme Court — and President Obama has a Constitutional responsibility to nominate someone to take his place. The Supreme Court is…

This content is for Individual Subscription, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, 30-Day Trial, Bulk 1,000 – 10,000, Bulk 10,001+, Chamber discount and FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

USCIS Updates Forms

Update to Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and Supplements – New Editions USCIS recently published an update to the following forms and supplements: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i) Instructions for Form I-485 Supplement C, HRIFA…

This content is for Individual Subscription, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, 30-Day Trial, Bulk 1,000 – 10,000, Bulk 10,001+, Chamber discount and FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing of Stay H-1B Petitions

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an…

This content is for 30-Day Trial, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, Bulk 1,000 – 10,000, Bulk 10,001+, Chamber discount, FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration and Individual Subscription members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

New Rules for the H-2B Visa Program Announced

In response to recent court decisions that have created significant uncertainty around the H-2B temporary foreign nonagricultural worker program, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have announced an interim final rule to reinstate and make improvements to the program and a final rule to establish the prevailing wage methodology for that program. These…

This content is for Individual Subscription, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, 30-Day Trial, Bulk 1,000 – 10,000, Bulk 10,001+, Chamber discount and FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

USCIS To Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions

Petitioners are Reminded to Follow Regulatory Requirements On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer…

This content is for 30-Day Trial, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, Bulk 1,000 – 10,000, Bulk 10,001+, Chamber discount, FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration and Individual Subscription members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)

USCIS Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Adjudication of H-2B Petitions Following Court Order  As of March 5, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily suspending adjudication of Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers the appropriate response to the court order entered March 4, 2015, in Perez v. Perez, No. 3:14-cv-682…

This content is for 30-Day Trial, Annual Channel Partner Subscription – CP1000, Bulk 1,000 – 10,000, Bulk 10,001+, Chamber discount, FREE Chamber Sub-Account Registration and Individual Subscription members only. Please login to view this content. (Register here.)