USCIS Reopens and Premium Processing Restarts!
USCIS is reopen as of June 4, 2020. What does that mean. We all know that USCIS did not cease operations three months ago. It simply stopped doing interviews at its local offices and taking fingerprints at its application support centers (and of course, it stopping swearing in new citizens). All of those activities restart, in most US cities, on June 4. What that means for each city depends not only the level of COVID-19 infections there, but, now, also on the level of civil unrest. Stayed tuned to our Facebook page for updates and videos about these daily changes.
USCIS also announced that it is resuming premium processing for a variety of case types, but only under specific conditions. This seems odd, given that USCIS also announced that it will have to close down in July because it is running out of money! You would think the agency would open all case types for “premium” processing, just to get the money it needs to avoid shutting down!
Finally, late on Friday afternoon last week, the Trump administration issued a proclamation limiting students visas for nationals of China. Read below for more on this proclamation.
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UP-TO-DATE IMMIGRATION NEWS
Government Agency Links
Follow these links to access current processing times of the USCIS Service Centers and the Department of Labor, and the Department of State’s latest Visa Bulletin with the most recent cut-off dates for visa numbers:
Department of State Visa Bulletin:
Kuck Baxter Immigration — In The News
spoke to Univision News about the effect of the USCIS shutdown on people’s pending immigration cases, and the negative effects of a delayed naturalization. The video is at shorturl.at/dfkqQ
was quoted by the Times of India in “Class Action Lawsuit Against H-1B Denials for Market Research Analysts Gathers Steam.” Mr. Kuck
said, “USCIS does not like being sued. The class action lawsuit actually resulted in USCIS re-opening and approving the plaintiff’s H-1B applications for market research analysts. We would love for more employers and employees to join our suit—there is no cost in doing so.” The article is at https://bit.ly/2AQrSCM
Charles Kuck had an editorial published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution calling for the reinstatement of DACA by the Trump Administration:
Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC has an office in Adel, Georgia, near the Irwin, Folkston, and Stewart Detention Centers, which hold more than 6,000 detained immigrants. The new office is managed by our Senior Counsel Elizabeth Matherne, the former Director for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Irwin Detention Project.
We have changed the location of our podcast–The Immigration Hour
— to Stitcher. We are entering our 13th year of continuous broadcasts. Listen each week for our latest take on immigration and immigration law!