News | Root Law Group - Part 3

News

DHS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Immigration Bonds

  DHS proposed two changes that would apply to surety companies certified by the Department of the Treasury to underwrite immigration bonds and the administrative appeals process. Proposed amendments would change 8 CFR Part 103. Comments are due by 8/6/18. (83 FR 25951, 6/5/18) SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes two changes […]

Read more...

USCIS Redesigns Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

  WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization today, following a successful pilot in four USCIS field offices and one service center. The redesign of these eight certificates is one of the many ways USCIS is working to combat fraud and safeguard the legal immigration system. […]

Read more...

CBP Announces Third U.S. Border-Wall Construction Project

  Border Wall Construction Project Starts in San Diego Sector SAN DIEGO — The third U.S. border-wall construction project started today in San Diego just east of Border Field State Park. The construction project will replace approximately 14 miles of eight -to-10 foot high scrap metal wall with an 18-to-30 foot bollard-style wall topped off […]

Read more...

USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark

  AILA has received member reports that the USCIS Contact Center (formerly National Customer Service Center, or NCSC) is no longer allowing individuals to place service requests for Forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, that have been pending for more than 75 days unless the applications are outside of USCIS’s posted processing times. Previously, USCIS had been […]

Read more...

Additional 15,000 H-2B Visas Available for the Remainder of FY2018

May 31, 2018 On May 31, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor published a joint temporary rule in the Federal Register increasing the H-2B cap for the remainder of FY2018 by an additional 15,000 visas. The rule is effective from May 31, 2018, through September 30, 2018, with the exception of document […]

Read more...

H-1B Alternative Wage Source Issue

On May 17, 2018, AILA posted a call for examples of Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), or denials where USCIS calls into question the validity of an alternative wage source used to support a Labor Condition Application (LCA) for an H-1B petition. AILA has received a significant amount of feedback from members […]

Read more...

DHS Proposes to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

  DHS announced that it is proposing a rule to end the International Entrepreneur Parole Program, which allowed certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses. The proposed rule will be published on 5/29/18.   WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security […]

Read more...

Announcements of ICE Enforcement Actions

May 22, 2018 – ICE Apprehends 49 Foreign Nationals in Philadelphia ICE announced the arrest of 49 individuals during a seven-day enforcement action in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. ICE stated that this enforcement operation was conducted in accordance with routine, daily targeted operations conducted by ICE field operations teams every day. Fourteen of those arrested were […]

Read more...

USCIS Announcement About Processing Errors on Form I-751

USCIS announced that due to a processing error on 5/4/18, USCIS mailed biometric services appointment notices with incorrect Application Support Center locations to petitioners who filed Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. USCIS will mail new notices to the impacted individuals. Update: Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence Due to a […]

Read more...

USCIS Notice on the Termination of the Designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status

  USCIS notice on the termination of the designation of Nepal for TPS on 6/24/19. Holders of TPS from Nepal who wish to maintain their TPS and receive an EAD valid through 6/24/19 must re-register for TPS in accordance with the procedures set forth in the notice. The 60-day re-registration period runs from 5/22/18 through […]

Read more...