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The US Department of State has issued the priority dates to be used by itself and USCIS for immigrant visas during the month of August.
In the family based categories, the F2A did not advance for any country. All other categories advanced.
USCIS is now accepting application to renew DACA. It has released a revised I-821D that will be the only form accepted for DACA renewals and new applications effective immediately. In addition to the I-821D, applicants must also submit an I-765.
USCIS will be proposing regulations shortly that broaden the evidence that can be submitted to support an EB-1 application to include evidence that is comparable to the list of currently accepted evidence and that demonstrates that the beneficiary is recognized as outstanding.
USCIS will be proposing regulations shortly that would allow E-3, H-1B1, and CW-1 applicants for extension of status to continue working while those applications for extension of status are pending.
The regulatory process will take months and may or may not be completed by the end of the year.
USCIS will be proposing regulations shortly that would allow H-4 spouses of H-1B who are in the process of seeking Legal Permanent Status, to apply for employment authorization.
The US Patent and Trademark Offices (PTO) records highlight why it is imperative that Congress increase the number of visas, both H-1B and immigrant visas. The PTO’s patent statistics show that 51% of the patents awarded in 2013 were to foreign individuals, and that is a one percentage decrease from 2012.
USCIS indicates that it received approximately 172,500 H-1B petitions for the 2015 Fiscal Year H-1B caps.
USCIS has announced that it has received more than enough petition for both the Master’s cap and the regular cap, and that it will therefore hold lotteries in both categories to choose which of the applications received as of COB Monday, April 7th it will process.
Those selected will be receipted and processed.
Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced a discharge petition in the House to try to force a vote on the immigration reform bill that the Republicans have essentially killed.
Attorney General Eric. H. Holder, Jr. has announced that the Federal government will recognize the same-sex marriages that took place in Utah after the District Court invalidated Utah’s ban on them, and before the US Supreme Court temporarily enjoined them.
Republicans kill immigration reform for this year and probably next year.