Immigration News

Effective Monday, January 12, 2015, the National Visa Center (NVC) will begin responding to routine questions, via e-mail and phone, from attorneys and the public on nonimmigrant visa cases. Consular posts will continue to accept inquiries on individual visa cases, and LegalNet remains active and...

Two fliers on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are now available on www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction. The fliers explain:The importance of avoiding scams and not submitting requests until the new initiatives are available. Eligibility requirements for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action...

The following are the major items of President Obama's Executive Action on #ImmigrationEnforcement PrioritiesMany of the existing ICE memos on enforcement priorities and prosecutorial discretion will be replaced by a new memo with three priorities: (1) Suspected terrorists, convicted felons (including aggravated felonies), convicted gang members,...

USCIS issued a new policy (PA-2014-009) clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to include gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology regardless of whether they are the genetic mothers. USCIS and the Department of State (DOS), who exercise...

USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) has advised that the processing times for renewal I-821D applications is 90 days at all four service centers. USCIS also noted that it encourages individuals to submit DACA renewal applications between 150 and 120 days in advance of the expiration date of...