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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

USCIS Policy Manual Update Open for Comment until Aug. 10: Effective Date of Lawful Permanent Residence for Purposes of Citizenship and Naturalization

The USCIS Policy Manual has been updated to provide guidance on the effective date of lawful permanent residence for purposes of citizenship and naturalization. Volume 12, Part D: General Naturalization Requirements and Part H: Children of U.S. Citizens are effective on July 27, 2016.
The Policy Alert is available here:
A summary of new and updated policies for comment is available on the Policy Manual for Comment page.




Monday, July 25, 2016

EB-5 & Other USCIS Timelines For July 2016

For more information about the EB-5 program, please contact the JQK Law Firm at (310) 582-5904 or info@jqklaw.com

Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur)
16.6 months (.2 month increase from previous month!)

Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions) 
20.1 months (1.3 month increase from previous month!) 

Form I-924 (Application for Regional Center)
9.9 months (.4 month increase from previous month)

Click here for other USCIS Processing times

Federal immigration court backlog tops 500,000 pending cases

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/20/federal-immigration-court-backlog-tops-500000-pending-cases.html

Friday, July 8, 2016

Temporary Protected Status Extended for El Salvador

From USCIS:

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of El Salvador (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) for an additional 18 months, effective Sept. 10, 2016, through March 9, 2018.

Current TPS El Salvador beneficiaries who want to extend their TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from July 8, 2016, through Sept. 6, 2016. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day re-registration period begins.

Employment Authorization:
The 18-month extension allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Those who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of March 9, 2018.
USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EAD until after their current work permits expire. Therefore, we are automatically extending current TPS El Salvador EADs with a Sept. 9, 2016 expiration date for six months. These existing EADs are now valid through March 9, 2017.

Re-registering for TPS:
To re-register, current TPS beneficiaries must submit:
Additional information about TPS, including guidance on eligibility, the application process and where to file, is available atuscis.gov. The Federal Register notice published today contains further details about this TPS extension for El Salvador.

USCIS will reject the application of any applicant who fails to submit the required filing fee or a properly documented fee-waiver request. Applicants may request that USCIS waive any fees based on an inability to pay by filing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, or by submitting a written request. Fee-waiver requests must be accompanied by supporting documentation.

All USCIS forms are available for free. Download forms or order them by mail through the USCIS website atuscis.gov/forms or by calling USCIS Forms Request Line toll-free at 1-800-870-3676.

Applicants can check their case status at My Case Status Online or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TDD for the deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-767-1833).

For more information about USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis) and the USCIS blog The Beacon.

USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

From USCIS:

USCIS announced on July 8, 2016, that it has returned all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.
USCIS previously announced on May 2, 2016, that it completed data entry of all selected cap-subject petitions.
If you submitted an H-1B cap-subject petition between April 1 and April 7, 2016 and have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by July 8, 2016, you may contact USCIS for assistance.

6th Circ. Finds 'Crime' Too Vague In Immigration Law

http://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/815003?nl_pk=3d58be1d-130f-45ab-8328-a9ad142de766&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=immigration