Starting Oct. 1, 2021, COVID-19 Vaccinations will be required for all Applicants applying for Permanent Residence or Refugee status
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Starting October 1, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will require all applicants applying for permanent residence or refugee status to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with some exceptions. All medical examinations performed by a Civil Surgeon on or after October 1, 2021 will require proof of vaccination.
Federal District Judge Halts Initial DACA Applications, but Renewals to Continue
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
On July 15, 2021, a Texas federal judge found the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal and blocked new applications. However, the ruling allows current DACA beneficiaries to continue to seek renewal of status. The Biden administration intends to appeal this decision.
Court Vacates Public Charge Final Rule, USCIS Ends Information Collection and Use
Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021
Effective March 9, USCIS suspended use of the “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” rule instituted by the Trump administration. Petitioners and applicants who have not yet filed should not fill out or provide information related to Form I-944.
Naturalization Civics Test Reverting to 2008 Version
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021
Beginning March 1, 2021, USCIS will go to to using the 2008 version of the naturalization civics tests.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program Accepting New Applications
Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Effective December 7, 2020 and pursuant to court order, the USCIS re-implemented the DACA policies in place before September 5, 2017. As a result, the agency is currently accepting new DACA applications based on those terms, and modifying decisions taken under the new policies to comply with the original terms of the DACA program.
File Your N-400 Now and Avoid Changes to Civics Test which take effect on 12/01/2020
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2020
The USCIS has announced changes to the Civics portion of the naturalization test. Applicants who file before December 1, 2020 will take the current version (the “2008 version”). Those who file on or after that date will take the test put in place by the Trump Administration, the “2020 version.”
USCIS Fee Increases On Hold for Now
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
On September 29, 2020 a federal district court blocked implementation of the increases, as well as every other provision contained in the Final Rule.
Urgent Reminder: Check Your I-94!
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020
It is critical for nonimmigrants to check the “admit until” date on their I-94s after each entry to the United States.
USCIS Fee Increases to Take Effect in October!
Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Filing fees important to many of our clients will see a sharp increase on October 2, 2020 when the changes outlined in the Final Rule go into effect