06 Feb 2020

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

Today, a federal district court judge issued a nationwide permanent injunction against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from enforcing the August 9, 2018, policy memorandum by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that sought to greatly expand the situations in which nonimmigrants...

31 Jan 2020

USCIS to Implement Public Charge Rule on 24.Feb.2020

On February 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will begin implementing the public charge rule that was published in the Federal Register in August 2019....

26 Dec 2019

My H-4 EAD extension is pending and will expire next week. I will lose my job if it is not renewed before then. Can I ask the USCIS to expedite my case?

Answer It certainly is possible to request the USCIS to expedite a pending H-4 EAD application, but the USCIS is very reluctant to expedite EAD applications. In fact, earlier this year, the USCIS updated the Adjudicator's Field Manual to state that "[t]he need to obtain employment...