There are 19 posts in the Dispatch category

EIG Dispatch | July 17-21

DC Insights: International Entrepreneur Rule / DHS Foreign Student Proposal / Administration Supporting Bills to Limit Immigration  Headlines: Revised Form I-9 / Global Entry Application Process / I-129 Receipt Notice Delays Feature Story: Summer and Fall Travel Reminders  DC Insights: What We Learned in the Past 7 Days Trump Administration Delays International Entrepreneur Rule. The International Entrepreneur Rule, previously scheduled […]

EIG Dispatch | July 10-14

DC Insights: DOS Verification Emails / Effects of Limited DOS Staffing/ Congress Recess Delayed / ICE Audit Targets / Increase in O-1 Visas / Visa Processing Executive Order  Headlines: Electronic Device Ban Lift Feature Story: USCIS Ombudsman Office Processing Times Report  DC Insights: What We Learned in the Past 7 Days DOS Confirms Emails to Employers from clientverification@state.gov are Legitimate. The Department […]

Special Alert: August 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State released the August 2017 Visa Bulletin today. Next month’s visa bulletin imposes a cut-off date for the EB-2 Worldwide, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines categories. This was hinted at during the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Liason’s monthly check-in with Mr. Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for […]

News Alert – Travel Ban Remains in Force Despite Challenge

News Alert: Travel Ban Remains in Force Despite Challenge Travel Ban Update: Still in Force, Hawaii’s Attempt to Block Implementation Fails Update – Last week, the state of Hawaii attempted to block parts of President Trump’s revised Travel Ban from going into effect. This attempt was made after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the ban […]

EIG Dispatch | July 3-7

DC Insights: Travel Ban / Premium Processing Update / Revised Form I-485 / House Passes Immigration Bills / India Joins Global Entry Program  Feature Story: Travel Ban Now in Effect with Broad Exceptions for Dual Citizens, Visa Holders, and Others with Ties to the United States Headlines: Malaysian eVisa / Nigerian Work Permit / July 4th Closures DC Insights: What We Learned […]

EIG Dispatch | June 26-30

DC Insights: SCOTUS Acts on Travel Ban / SCOTUS Decision in Citizenship Case / Budget Proposal / Short-Term Increase in H-2B Visas for Temp Non-Ag Workers  Feature Story: Government Documents Shed Light on the H-1B Lottery Headlines: Brexit Update / Trump’s Cuba Policy / California “Sanctuary” Efforts DC Insights SCOTUS Travel Ban Stayed for Some, In Force for Others – Full Case to […]

EIG Dispatch | June 19 – 23

DC Insights: USCIS Nominee / India PM Visiting Next Week / Travel Ban Case Still Pending / Gender-Based Citizenship Case / Legislative Tracker Feature Story: Recess is Coming – What we Expect from Congress in the Coming Months Headlines: Brexit / Eid Delays / Canada Global Talent / Brain Gain / DACA DC Insights: What We Learned in the Past 7 Days Nominee for […]

EIG Dispatch | June 12-16

Headlines: Brexit Post Election / Eid Delays / Canada Points for Siblings and Francophones / Posted Workers In Spain / AILA Moves Convention in Protest Feature Story: US Government Agencies Focused on Fraud DC Insights: H-1B Reform / SCOTUS Reviewing Travel Ban / India PM Expected to VISIT / DHS Leadership Headlines: Immigration News from Around the World […]

Special Alert: July 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

The U.S. Department of State released the July 2017 Visa Bulletin today. As reported in last month’s special alert on the visa bulletin, the China EB-3 Downgrade Phenomenon is in full effect, with EB-3 China retrogressing substantially by 2 years 9 months. Mr. Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division for the U.S. Department of […]

EIG Dispatch | June 2, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Trump Administration Appeals Travel Ban Case to the Supreme Court New US Visa Application Supplement Released New I-94 Expiration Alerts Ireland Eases Requirements for Unmarried Partners Russia – Address Registration Requirements Tightened for Confederations Cup Trump Administration Appeals Travel Ban Case to the Supreme Court On Thursday night, the Trump administration petitioned the U.S. […]