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Licensed to Practice in CA. Practice Focus on Federal Immigration Law. This Blog is Legal Advertisement.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Venezuelan Embassy in the US will reissue Letters of No Objection

BIA Fee Hike

Initial H-1B Registration Period Opens at Noon Eastern on March 1


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 20. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out prospective petitioner and beneficiary information and submit their registrations.

A confirmation number will be assigned to each registration submitted for the FY 2021 H-1B cap. This number is used solely to track registrations; you cannot use this number to track your case status in Case Status Online.

Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners or their representatives are required to use a myUSCIS online account to: 1) register each beneficiary electronically for the selection process and 2) pay the associated $10 H-1B registration fee for each registration submitted on behalf of each beneficiary. Prospective petitioners or their representatives will be able to submit registrations for multiple beneficiaries in a single online session. Through the account, they will be able to prepare, edit and store draft registrations prior to final payment and submission of each registration.

If USCIS receives enough registrations by March 20, we will randomly select registrations and send selection notifications via users’ USCIS online accounts. We intend to notify account holders by March 31, 2020.

An H-1B cap-subject petition may only be filed by a petitioner whose registration for that beneficiary was selected in the H-1B registration process.

For more information, visit H-1B Electronic Registration Process.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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DOJ Drops Appeal In Case Over Separated Migrants' Care

Trump Freezes Hiring for Immigrant Services

Episode 124 - Interview w/ TRAC Co-Founder Dr. Susan Long

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Statistics on Asylum Decisions Varying Across Regions:

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Canadians can lose Nexus passes over legal cannabis use in Canada: U.S. document

DOS Public Charge Updated with From DS-5540 and FAM 9 FAM 302.8


No More "Papers Please!" on Greyhound Buses

San Diego Sheriff complies with ICE subpoenas on jail records

(EOIR) Immigration Court Practice Manual Updated

Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Practice Manual Updated

Public Charge National (Includig ill.)

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Federal Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Against Enforcement of Unlawful Presence Memo for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants

Why You May Never Learn the Truth About ICE

At least 138 deported to El Salvador were later killed, human rights group says

10th Circ. Nixes Court Review Limits In Illegal Reentry Case

USCIS Response to the 2019 Coronavirus

USCIS Announces Public Charge Inadmissibility Final Rule: Revised Forms and Updated Policy Manual Guidance


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services posted several new and revised forms to our website on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. These forms are associated with the Feb. 24, 2020 implementation of the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule.
These new and revised forms will not be used in Illinois, where the Final Rule remains enjoined by a federal court. The Department of Homeland Security has requested a stay of the Illinois injunction from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in light of the Supreme Court decision to stay the last nationwide injunction. If you are applying for adjustment of status and live in Illinois, or are a petitioning for/are an employer of an alien applying for an extension of nonimmigrant stay or change of nonimmigrant status and are located in Illinois, please review the information on our website for Illinois residents to access forms and information about how to apply in light of the injunction.  Should the injunction in Illinois be lifted, USCIS will provide additional public guidance.   
Once the Final Rule has been implemented on Feb. 24, 2020, we will reject prior editions of forms if the postmark date is on or after Feb. 24, 2020, except in Illinois. For applications and petitions sent by commercial courier, the postmark date is the date on the courier receipt. If we receive an application or petition on a prior edition of a form, we will reject that form, and the applicant or petitioner will need to file a new application or petition.
New and Revised FormsWe have posted these new forms:
We have also posted these revised forms:
Further Information We have published guidance based on the final rule in the USCIS Policy Manual. For additional information, see the Policy Alert.
In the coming weeks, we will hold a public engagement session to help the public understand the rule and filing requirements.
For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis) and Instagram (@USCIS).
Kind regards,

Public Engagement Division
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

DHS suspends Global Entry, Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents

DHS suspends Global Entry, Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents in response to sanctuary law

32-year-old U.S. citizen dies in border custody in Texas

CBP Response:

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Visa Reciprocity Fee/Validity Changes

E-1/E-2 Visas: Fee Increase from $0.00 to $2,228.00
And Validity Decrease from 60 to 36 months
F-1/F-2 Visas: Validity Decrease from 60 to 50 months
L-1 Visa: Fee Increase from $0 to $73.00
R-1 Visa: Fee Increase from $0 to $73.00

F-1/F-2 Visas Validity Decrease from 60 to 29 months
F-2 Visa Fee Increase from $0.00 to $142.00
H-1B/H-4 Visas: Fee Increase from $0.00 to $260.00
And Validity Decrease from 60 to 24 months
L-1/L-2 Visas: Validity Decrease from 60 to 24 months
And Fee Increases for L-1 from $0.00 to $260.00 and for L-2 form $0.00 to $60.00
R-1/R-2 Visas: Validity Decrease from 60 to 24 months
And Fee Increases from $0.00 to $60.00

H-1B/H-4 Visas Fee Increase from $0.00 to $770.00
I Visa > $200 for multiple entry/12 month visa and no Fee for one time/3 month visa
L-1/L-2 Visas Fee Increase from $0.00 to $1,370.00
R-1/R-2 Visas Fee Increase from $0.00 to $170.00

F-1 Visa > $105 for multiple entry/60 month visa and No Fee for 12-month visa
H-1B Visa Validity Decrease from 60 to 11 months
I Visa Validity Decrease from 60 to 9 months
L-1 Visa Validity Decrease from 60 to 11 months
R-1 Visa Validity Decrease from 60 to 11 months

F-1/F-2 Visas > No fee for 6 month visa/ $681 for 36 months visa
H-1B/H-4 Visas Fee Increase from $0.00 to $651.00
I Visa Fee Increase from $20.00 to $87.00
L-1/L-2 Visas Fee Increase from $20.00 to $57.00
R-1/R-2 Visas Fee Increase from $20.00 to $502.00

F-1/F-2 Visas Fee Increase from $0.00 to $21.00
And Validity Decrease from 60 to 12 months
H-1B Visa Fee Increase from $0.00 to $1,682.00
I Visa Fee Increase from $0.00 to $2,882.00
L-1 Visa Fee Increase from $0.00 to $2,882.00
R-1 Visa Fee Increase from $0.00 to $1,382.00

BIA on MPP: Matter of J.J. Rodriguez, 27 I&N Dec. 762 (BIA 2020)

Where the Department of Homeland Security returns an alien to Mexico to await an immigration hearing pursuant to the Migrant Protection Protocols and provides the alien with sufficient notice of that hearing, an Immigration Judge should enter an in absentia order of removal if the alien fails to appear for the hearing

Episode 122 - Interview w/ Immigration Professor, Attorney & Author César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

Book: Migrating to Prison (

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Portugal’s president says “nao mais!” to its version of EB-5

I-130 Direct Filing Exceptions

As of Feb. 1, 2020, we no longer accept and adjudicate Form I-130 petitions at our international field offices. However, the USCIS field offices in Accra, Ghana; and London, England; will continue to accept and adjudicate Forms I-130 until April 1, 2020, if you reside in-country. In this case, you do not need to establish exceptional circumstances (as listed in USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 6, Part B, Chapter 3) for these offices to accept your Form I-130 petition.

Monthly Motivation w, Nicholas Mireles, Esq.: Tips for Staying Positive in 2020