USCIS News Articles

  • Strategies for Recruiting Immigration Talent In Light of FTC Non-Compete Clause

    Published on May 06, 2024

    On April 23, 2024 the Federal Trade Commission announced a final rule that will effect non-compete agreements moving forward. With nearly one in five Americans (estimated 30 million total or 18% of the U.S. workforce) subject to a non-compete clauses, the final rule will cause disruptions to many employers but pave the way for increased…

  • H-1B Visa Renewal Pilot Program in USA: Complete Details Released

    Published on December 21, 2023

    The DOS has now introduced a pilot program for the domestic renewal (also known as H-1B stamping informally) of H-1B nonimmigrant visas. The program, running from January 29 to April 1, 2024, aims to test the feasibility of resuming domestic visa renewals and reducing global visa wait times. Eligible applicants can apply online, and written…

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    Will the USCIS Know About Unauthorized Employment?

    Published on November 11, 2023

    One of the most explicit immigration laws in the United States is the government’s stance against unauthorized employment. It is a violation of the country’s immigration and labor laws, which can attract heavy punishments. According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), unauthorized employment is any labor or service performed for an employer…

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    USCIS Update: What To Do If You Are A Laid Off Nonimmigrant Worker

    Published on March 20, 2023

    If you are a nonimmigrant worker who has been laid off, there are steps you can take to remain in the United States during a period of authorized stay. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has provided information and guidance on its website to assist nonimmigrant workers in this situation. If your employment…

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    What are the USCIS Certified Translation Requirements

    Published on January 11, 2023

    One of the many requirements when submitting documents to USCIS related to your immigration case is a certified translation of any document that is not in English. Typically, these include birth certificates, divorce certificates, marriage certificates, academic degrees, death certificates, passports, bank statements, police records, transcripts, affidavits, and so more. The exact requirements are laid…

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    G-639 Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request

    Published on September 21, 2021

    Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request (FOIA), is used to request USCIS immigration records (for yourself or someone else with their permission) as well as agency policies, data, and other types of records. Before using USCIS FOIA Form G-639 to request documents, you should check to ensure that USCIS has not already added them…