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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

USCIS Form G-1145 Update Notice

Good afternoon,
We recently updated the following form:
For more information, please visit our Forms Updates page.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

USCIS EB-5 Policy Manual Update

The USCIS Policy Manual has been updated to provide further guidance regarding the job creation and capital at risk requirements for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, and Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status. Volume 6 (Immigrants), Part G: Investors is effective on June 14, 2017. The Policy Alert is available here: 
• Volume 6 (Immigrants), Part G: Investors (Final date for comments: June 28, 2017)
A summary of new and updated policies for comment is available on the Policy Manual for Comment page.


USCIS Civics Test Study Tools Mobile App

From USCIS:

Our app, “USCIS: Civics Test Study Tools,” is now available on the iTunes and Google Play app stores. The app helps you prepare for the civics test during the naturalization interview. It also has a game to challenge your civics knowledge, reminder notifications, and review of past tests. You can also switch between English and Spanish.
Be sure you get our official app! Follow the links above or search for “USCIS" or "USCIS civics.” Then, check that USCIS is the developer.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Forms Updates I-508 & I-508F

From USCIS:


Forms Updates | USCIS

June 13, 2017

Update to Form I-508F, Request for Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities for French Nationals
New edition dated 05/26/17. Starting 08/14/2017, we will only accept the 05/26/17 edition. Until then, you can use the 03/31/15 edition.

Update to Form I-508, Request for Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities
New edition dated 05/26/17. Starting 08/14/2017, we will only accept the 05/26/17 edition. Until then, you can use the 03/31/15 edition.
 
For more information visit our Forms Updates page

Monday, June 12, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Workload Transfer Update (I-129 & I-765)

From USCIS:

We transferred some of the following cases from the Nebraska Service Center to the California Service Center:

• Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for petitioners requesting an Extension of Stay (EOS) for the H-1B classification
• Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, filed together with Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, for petitioners requesting an Extension of Stay (EOS) for an H-1B worker to continue with the same employer

https://www.uscis.gov/workload-transfers

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

CBP Deploys Biometric Exit Technology to Washington Dulles International Airport

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/national-media-release/cbp-deploys-biometric-exit-technology-washington-dulles

STEM Bill Introduced

Paulsen, Quigley Reintroduce Bipartisan Immigration Bill Encouraging American Innovation



Washington, D.C. – Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy (STAPLE) Act, which would exempt foreign-born individuals who have earned an American Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded annually.
“It is no surprise that the brightest minds from around the world come to the United States to pursue their advanced degrees, and we should be doing all we can to ensure students we educate and train here use what they’ve learned to contribute to the American economy,” said Congressman Paulsen. “With thousands of high-skilled jobs going unfilled, the STAPLE Act makes sure American companies are getting the talent they need. By stapling a green card or visa to their diplomas, these professionals can invent and innovate new discoveries that grow our economy.”  
“If we are serious about fostering innovation, spurring economic activity, and staying competitive in the global marketplace, we must encourage the brightest minds in the world to study, work, and stay in our communities,” said Congressman Quigley. “We cannot advance our technology or research if we continue sending foreign-born, but U.S. educated, students with advanced degrees away. I am proud to join Rep. Paulsen in re-introducing the STAPLE Act, which invests in our future by supporting STEM educated professionals that want to contribute to our economy and society.”
H-1B visas, also known as high-skilled visas, are subject to annual caps that are woefully short of the number necessary to fill high-skilled jobs. Since April 1 when the U.S. began accepting H-1B petitions, the U.S. has received 233,000 applications for these high-skilled visas. Only 65,000 will be available this year, meaning that applicants will be subject to a lottery where two-out-of-three applicants will be denied a visa.
Numerous studies have found that H-1B visas correspond with an increase in jobs for native citizens. For example, a 2011 American Enterprise Institute study found that “an additional 100 foreign-born workers in STEM fields with advanced degrees from U.S. universities is associated with an additional 262 jobs among U.S. natives.”
Congressman Paulsen, a champion of small business and advocate of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, and innovation, serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, and is co-chair of the Congressional Medical Technology Caucus.

Now Available Form G-1256, Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview

From USCIS:

Today, we posted Form G-1256, Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview, on our website. You can find both the form and its instructions at uscis.gov/g-1256.