Ian Love

  • USCIS Extends Flexibilities for Some Applicants Filing Form I-765

    USCIS Extends Flexibilities for Some Applicants Filing Form I-765

    Effective immediately, USCIS has announced flexibilities for some foreign students whose receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, have been delayed.

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  • President Biden Revokes Trump Administration’s Immigrant Visa Suspension

    President Biden Revokes Trump Administration’s Immigrant Visa Suspension

    Effective immediately, President Biden has revoked Proclamation 10014, which was issued by the Trump administration to suspend the entry of certain foreign nationals into the U.S.

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  • USCIS Announces Return to 2008 Naturalization Civics Test

    USCIS Announces Return to 2008 Naturalization Civics Test

    On March 1, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will return to using the 2008 version of its naturalization civics test.

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  • North American Border Closures Extended Through March 21, 2021

    North American Border Closures Extended Through March 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada border closures will be extended through March 21, 2021. The border closures were set to expire on February 21, 2021.

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  • USCIS Announces Webinars for H-1B Electronic Registration Process

    USCIS Announces Webinars for H-1B Electronic Registration Process

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host two webinars on the H-1B electronic registration process. Registration is available through the USCIS Public Engagement webpage.

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  • USCIS Releases Advance Copy of Final Rule Delaying Effective Date of Wage-Based H-1B Selection Process

    USCIS Releases Advance Copy of Final Rule Delaying Effective Date of Wage-Based H-1B Selection Process

    USCIS has delayed the effective date of the final rule for the wage-based H-1B selection process. The final rule will now take effect on Dec. 31, 2021 instead of Mar. 9, 2021.

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  • Alejandro Mayorkas Confirmed to Lead Department of Homeland Security

    Alejandro Mayorkas Confirmed to Lead Department of Homeland Security

    Alejandro Mayorkas assumed office on February 2, 2021 as the 7th U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.

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  • President Biden Signs Three Executive Orders for Immigration Reform

    President Biden Signs Three Executive Orders for Immigration Reform

    President Biden has issued three executive orders to reform the U.S. immigration system. The executive orders address the Public Charge rule, naturalization, border control, and family reunification.

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  • DOL Delays Implementation of Prevailing Wage Rule Until May 14, 2021

    DOL Delays Implementation of Prevailing Wage Rule Until May 14, 2021

    On Feb. 1, 2021, the DOL's Employment and Training Administration will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing a delayed effective date for the proposed rule.

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  • Department of Labor Updates PERM and Prevailing Wage Processing Times

    Department of Labor Updates PERM and Prevailing Wage Processing Times

    The DOL has updated processing times for PWD and PERM applications through December 31, 2020.

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  • New DOL Rule Increases Prevailing Wage Requirements For Certain Visas

    New DOL Rule Increases Prevailing Wage Requirements For Certain Visas

    On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the DOL is expected to publish an interim final rule and new prevailing wage figures that will increase the prevailing wage requirements for certain visa categories.

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  • Updated: New Spending Bill Expands Premium Processing for Employment-Based Visas

    Updated: New Spending Bill Expands Premium Processing for Employment-Based Visas

    A new appropriation bill signed into law allows U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to raise the fee for premium processing and expand it to more visa categories.

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  • USCIS Reinstates Public Charge Rule Nationwide

    USCIS Reinstates Public Charge Rule Nationwide

    Following a Sept. 11 ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, USCIS has resumed implementation of the Public Charge Rule nationwide.

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