Blog Posts in June, 2019

  • USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485

    USCIS announced that it will implement a national strategy to decrease differences in processing times based on location for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization , and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status . Since the end of 2015, the USCIS has experienced an increase in processing times due to higher than expected volumes received during fiscal years (FY) ...
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  • H-1B Spouses' Work Ban Looms This Summer

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that its proposed rule to prohibit H-1B visa holders’ spouses from working will be published this month. The affected spouses are on H-4 visas, issued to H-1B visa holders’ spouses and children under 21. Ninety-three percent of the 100,000 spouses on the H-4 are women from India according to research by the University of Tennessee. H-1B ...
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  • Premium Processing Begins for Remaining H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions on June 10, 2019

    On June 10, 2019, USCIS will begin premium processing for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions. Starting on that date, petitioners may file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, with the USCIS service center that is processing their petition. On March 19, 2019, USCIS announced that it will offer premium processing in a two-phased approach during the FY 2020 cap season to ...
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