2009

Blog Posts in 2009

  • USCIS Memo on Adjudication of EB-5 Regional Center Proposals

    DEC 11, 2009 TO: Field Leadership FROM: Donald Neufeld Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations SUBJECT: Adjudication of EB-5 Regional Center Proposals and Affiliated Form I-526 and Form 1-829 Petitions; Adjudicators Field Manual (AFM) Update to Chapters 22.4 and 25.2 (AD09-38) This memorandum provides instruction to California Service Center (CSC) personnel involved in the adjudication of ...
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  • Q&A re Temporary Acceptance of H-1B Petition without LCA

    As of 12/8/09, USCIS posted a list of questions and answers in regard to temporary acceptance of H-1B Petitions without Labor Condition Applications (LCAs). Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services extends the filing period of H-1B petitions without Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) that have been certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The effective dates are Nov. 5, 2009 ...
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  • Medical Examination Form 1-639

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have informed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that the availability of the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine varies both geographically and temporally. Please see CDC's message at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/update-civil-flu-vaccine.htm. The seasonal flu vaccine is one of the vaccines required for applicants for adjustment of status, 6 ...
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  • Permanent Labor Certification

    Frequently Asked Questions: Change of Address and Update Legal Representation with the U.S. Department of Labor December 1, 2009 The following �Frequently Asked Questions� (FAQs) are to clarify best practices for notifying the Department of Labor (DOL) of change of address or representation requests with the National Processing Center (NPC). Question: I am an employer, and my company recently ...
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  • USCIS Memo on HIV

    TO: EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FROM: Lori Scialabba /s/ Associate Director Refugee, Asylum & International Operations Directorate Donald Neufeld /s/ Acting Associate Director Domestic Operations Pearl Chang /s/ Acting Chief Office of Policy and Strategy DATE: November 24, 2009 SUBJECT: Public Law 110-293, 42 CFR 34.2(b), and Inadmissibility Due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Revision to ...
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  • Fact Sheet: USCIS To Process Applications of Widow(er)s of Deceased U.S. Citizens

    Introduction On October 28, 2009, the President signed the FY2010 DHS Appropriations Act into law, allowing eligible widows or widowers of U.S. citizens to qualify for permanent resident status regardless of how long the couple was married. The new law amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by removing the two-year marriage requirement previously necessary for a widow(er) to qualify for ...
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  • Estimated Dates from Department of Labor for Introduction of New Forms ETA 9035 and 9089

    The Department of Labor (DOL) has released the estimated introduction dates of the new LCA Form ETA 9035 (DOL form filed with H-1B application) and PERM Form ETA 9089 (DOL Green Card Form). DOL will accept the new LCA Form ETA 9035 for processing beginning April 15, 2009 and will accept the old versions of the form until May 14, 2009; thereafter, the old form will be discontinued. DOL will accept ...
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  • DOL Briefing re new LCA and PERM Forms

    We attended the Department of Labor (DOL) Public Briefings on Using Redesigned Labor Certification Forms held on February 04, 2009. The two (2) redesigned Forms are the LCA Form ETA 9035 (LCA Form) with will go into effect from April 15, 2009 and the Labor Certification Form 9089 (PERM Form) which will go into effect from July 01, 2009. The other big news was that effective April 15, 2009, the DOL ...
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  • Advance Copy of Notice of Public Briefings on Using New ETA 9035 and ETA 9089

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Announcement of Public Briefings on Using Redesigned Labor Certification Forms and Stakeholder Meeting Brent R. Orrell BILLING CODE 4510-FP-P
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  • Attorney Change of Address Procedure for Pending Petitions in Nebraska Service Center Updated

    Attorney Change of Address Procedure for Pending Petitions in Nebraska Service Center Updated Beginning January 14, 2009, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) has updated their procedure for an attorney change of address for a pending application where the same attorney is named on the G-28 on file. The NSC’s previous policy, which required attorneys to submit a new G-28 for each pending petition, ...
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  • USCIS Changes Filing Location for EB-5 Related Items

    Office of Communications U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services USCIS Update Jan. 12, 2009 USCIS Changes Filing Location for EB-5 Related Items WASHINGTON —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that petitions and applications related to the Alien Entrepreneur (EB-5) immigrant classifications and Regional Center Proposals under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program must ...
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