Immigration News

Laws and regulations change often. We stay up-to-date with the latest news and publish all the important updates, including our analysis, as soon as they become available.

Immigration News Articles

  • March 2021 visa bulletin

    May 2021 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

    Published on April 20, 2021

    One of the biggest parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as “How long will it take for my date to be current?” and “Can I speed…

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    H1B Lottery Selection Completed | File Your Full Petition by June 30th

    Published on March 29, 2021

    USCIS has announced that they have completed the H1-B lottery and made their selections for the FY 2022 Cap Season. USCIS received over 85,000 registration submissions, so a lottery was necessary. If you were selected in the H-1B lottery, USCIS will notify your employer or lawyer who submitted your registration. Important: Fully-completed H-1B visa petitions…

  • Public Charge Rule Blocked

    Trump-Era Public Charge Rule Blocked; Reverts to Old Version

    Published on March 25, 2021

    In the latest public charge rule news, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally announced that the Biden Administration would no longer be applying the Trump-era changes to the rule, which made it difficult for lower-income to obtain lawful permanent U.S. residency (i.e., green card). DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said the Trump-era public charge…

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    Biden Reverses Trump-Era Order Temporarily Banning Some Visas

    Published on February 26, 2021

    In another move by the Biden Administration to reform U.S. immigration policies, On February 24, 2021, Biden reversed a Trump-era immigration ban that blocked the issuance of many green cards and nonimmigrant visas in response to the global pandemic. What was the Trump Immigration Ban? Former President Trump issued the executive order “Suspension of Entry…

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    Biden Citizenship Test Reverts to Pre-Trump Test

    Published on February 23, 2021

    President Biden’s citizenship test will eliminate the Trump administration’s recent change to the test. USCIS issued a policy alert on Monday regarding the Biden Administration’s decision to eliminate the Trump-era naturalization civics test, which was highly criticized for its more stringent questions. Instead, the test will revert to the 2008 version beginning March 1, 2021….

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    Are You Checking USCIS Case Status and Processing Times Accurately?

    Published on January 14, 2021

    You’ve filled out the forms, paid the fees, have your USCIS receipt number, and now the waiting game begins. With backlogs, government interruptions, and changing policies, waiting can be stressful, but the best way to help ease that stress is by checking USCIS case status. Checking USCIS processing times is not only used to see…

  • public charge rule

    Public Charge Rule Defeated Again Nationwide

    Published on November 04, 2020

    The Trump Administration’s public charge rule has been shut down again nationwide by a U.S. District Court judge after a previous judge limited the injunction of the rule to only three states. Although it can still be brought up to and reversed by the Supreme Court, at the moment USCIS may not implement any of…

  • USCIS Fee Increase

    Federal Judge Blocks USCIS Fee Increase

    Published on September 30, 2020

    A U.S. District Court judge blocked the USCIS fee increase that was to take place starting October 2, 2020. The fee increase would’ve affected every business, organization, and individual that uses USCIS’s services.