On August 31, 2018, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it was adjusting the premium processing fee for both Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. The premium processing fee is currently $1,225. On October 1, 2018, this fee will increase to $1,410. This is a 14.92 percent increase from the current fee.
U.S. immigration law and policy is notoriously complicated and is characterized by frequent changes. Since President Trump took office in January 2017, there’s been an emphatic uptick in changes to immigration law and policy. It seems that every week brings another, if not several, changing developments to the U.S. immigration law landscape. At the immigration law firm of Kuck | …
Given the current administration’s tightening and unrelenting enforcement of an already wildly complicated immigration system, it is essential to have excellent legal help on your side to successfully navigate the process toward finding immigration relief, permanent residence, and ultimately citizenship in the United States. The question becomes, HOW do you find a great immigration lawyer to resolve my immigration problem? …
On July 11, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a new policy memorandum, intending to provide guidance to USCIS officers for determining whether a petitioner is eligible for asylum or refugee status in light of the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of A-B-.
By: Charles H. Kuck, Managing Partner, Kuck Baxter Immigration. Now that we know TPS is ending for Hondurans and El Salvadorans, it is essential that correct information about options be available. Be very careful before choosing your path forward, and make sure you are talking to experienced immigration lawyers who understand both TPS and all of immigration law.
At the end of April 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) published a press release on its website stating that the agency will begin phasing in the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service for certain crucial immigration documents such as Green Cards.
The judge stayed his own ruling, giving DHS 90 days to reissue a new memorandum to adequately explain its conclusion that DACA was unlawful and unconstitutional
On Friday, March 30, 2018, the U.S. Justice Department, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, notified all U.S. immigration judges that part of their annual job performance evaluations will be tied to how quickly they close cases.
On February 22, 2018, Director L. Francis Cissna announced the new mission statement for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services governmental agency (“USCIS”).
On February 16, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published its final Policy Memorandum entitled “Signatures on Paper Applications, Petitions, Requests, and Other Documents Filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.” To read the full text of this final Policy Memorandum, click here.