Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • USCIS Reminds Chilean Nationals of Immigration Benefits Available

    In light of the recent natural catastrophes in Chile, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds on their website www.uscis.gov that Chileans of U.S. immigration benefits available to eligible Chilean nationals upon request. USCIS understands that a natural catastrophe can affect an individual’s ability to establish or maintain lawful immigration status. Temporary relief measures ...
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  • Humanitarian Parole Fact Sheet

    Humanitarian parole enables an otherwise inadmissible individual to enter the United States temporarily due to urgent humanitarian reasons. Parole is not intended to be used to avoid regular visa-issuing procedures or to bypass immigration procedures. Parole does not confer any permanent immigration status, but does enable a recipient to apply for and receive employment authorization. Humanitarian ...
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  • Legislative framework for comprehensive immigration reform

    Proponents of immigration reform acknowledge that we need to meet clear and concrete benchmarks before we can finally ensure that America’s borders are secure and effectively deal with the millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States. These benchmarks must be met before action can be taken to adjust the status of people already in the United States illegally and should include the ...
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  • USCIS to Offer Premium Processing For Certain Form I-140 Petitions

    Office of Communications USCIS Update June 11, 2008 USCIS to Offer Premium Processing For Certain Form I-140 Petitions Service Begins June 16, 2008 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that on June 16, 2008, it will begin accepting Premium Processing Service requests for Forms I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) filed on behalf of certain alien ...
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  • BALCA Concludes Private Household Must Have FEIN Number

    BALCA Concludes Private Household Must Have FEIN Number U.S. Department of Labor Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals 800 K Street, NW, Suite 400-N Washington, DC 20001-8002 (202) 693-7300 (202) 693-7365 (FAX) Issue Date: 04 June 2008 BALCA Case No.: 2007-PER-00104 ETA Case No.: C-06095-04139 In the Matter of: CARMEN LEE Employer, on behalf of CHERRY PENDON EBOJO Alien. Certifying Officer: ...
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  • USICS Memo re adjudication of petitions that have a pending appeal or are in litigation

    Memorandum Date 08 Feb 1989 Subject Adjudication of Petitions and Applications which are in Litigation Or Pending Appeal To Regional Commissioners: Southern, Northern,Eastern, Western From Examinations (COEXM) All District Directors All Service Center Directors The number and variety of field office decisions which are the subject of administrative appeal or judicial review are increasing ...
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  • USCIS Issues Additional Information to Employers Whose H-1B Petitions for Health Care Specialty Occupations Have Been Denied

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued guidance to certain employers who received a denial of Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting H-1B classification for a beneficiary to practice in a health care specialty occupation prior to May 20, 2009. If the Form I-129 was denied solely on the basis that the beneficiary did not possess a Master’s or ...
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  • Neufeld Memo on 1-751 Filed Prior to Termination of Marriage

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Domestic Operations Directorate Washington, DC 20529-2110 I See Immigration and Naturalization Service Memorandum, "Filing a Waiver of the Joint Filing Requirement Prior to Final Termination of the Marriage," dated April 10, 2003. 2 A CPR who is separated from the petitioning spouse, or has initiated divorce or ...
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  • USCIS Releases Immigration Q&As for Members of Armed Forces and Their Families

    Immigration Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Families Background U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services and resources specifically for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who are stationed in the United States and abroad. USCIS established a military assistance team to ensure that the military community receives quick ...
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  • USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for FY 2010 Beginning April 1, 2009. Information for Completing and Submitting an FY 2010 H-1 B Cap Case

    Questions and Answers March 20, 2009 USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for FY 2010 Beginning April 1, 2009 Information for Completing and Submitting an FY 2010 H-1B Cap Case Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2009 subject to the fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) cap. The following are frequently asked ...
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  • Clarification Regarding H-2B Petitions Filed by Certain Associations on Behalf of Their Members

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would like to clarify to associations and their members certain regulatory requirements for filing petitions for H-2B classification on behalf of foreign workers. We are issuing this clarification so that the public can be better informed of filing requirements and avoid unnecessary denials of individual petitions that may be otherwise ...
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