Attorney General Sessions has cancelled the DACA program as of September 5, 2017, while providing a period for current DACA beneficiaries whose status will expire prior to March 5, 2018, to renew their applications for an additional 2 year period.
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Changes in Law
The USCIS has issued policy guidance to define Extreme Hardship as it should be applied by immigration officers adjudicating waivers and other applications which require such a showing.
Anuncio de la expansión de la dispensa I-601A
El 29 de julio de 2016, el Servicio de Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció una expansión de la elegibilidad de la dispensa I-601A (por presencia ilegal) a todos las personas que legalmente sean elegible.
The US CIS has just announced in the Federal Register its proposed new fee schedule, which will significantly increase the cost of immigration filings. This announcement is available at
Over the next month, the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY will be receiving comments concerning the adminstration's plans to "reform" the regulations currently in place to protect the environment, in particular how to implement the President's executive orders and plans to reduce burdensome protections, eliminate staff, and otherwise deregulate implementation of the many various environmental legislation, such as the Clear Air and Clean Water acts, Protection of Children, Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know, Costal Health, Endangered Species, Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenic
USCIS is releasing a new form --- Form I-942, which be effective on Dec. 23, 2016, allows for a reduced fee for naturalization applicants whose household incomes are greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
The USCIS (Department of Homeland Security) has revised the I-9 form which must be used by all businesses to record the status of ALL new hires (not just foreign nationals). Failure to use and maintain this form can subject a business to substantial penalties.
USCIS recently began allowing certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant o