Immigration Solutions

I-751 – USCIS Implements Risk-Based Approach for USCIS Form I-751 Conditional Permanent Resident Interviews

From via email on 4/7/2022. WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a policy update to adopt a risk-based approach when waiving interviews for USCIS Form I-751 conditional permanent residents (CPR) who have filed a petition to remove the conditions on their permanent resident status. Effective immediately, new criteria will guide USCIS officers … Read more

3/30/22 – USCIS Service Center Expands Credit Card Payment Pilot Program to All Forms

From USCIS on 3/30/22: As part of our credit card payment pilot program, the USCIS service centers are now accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, for all forms. The goal of this pilot is to bring USCIS one step closer to accepting digital payments using a credit card at … Read more

3/30/22 – USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

From USCIS on 3/30/22 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending certain flexibilities through July 25, 2022, to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors. We anticipate this may be the final extension of these flexibilities. USCIS will consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date set … Read more

Immigration in the Build Back Better Act

Work permit / Travel Permit program: The House provision would grant at least 7 million undocumented immigrants “parole,” formally admitting them into the United States if they file an application, pay a fee and pass background checks. Then they would be eligible to apply for permits, authorization to travel outside of the United States, and … Read more

Essential Workers Update – Immigration Reform Reconciliation Bill – 9/14/2021

On September 13, 2021 the Immigration Language for the Reconciliation Bill passed. You can find it here. 1) It creates a path to Permanent Residency for Dreamers, (anyone who came to the US under the age of 18 and has continuously resided here since January 1, 2021 would be considered a dreamer). 2) Essential workers: those … Read more

USCIS Creates a New Webpage for Lockbox Filing Location Updates – 2021

09/01/2021. USCIS has created a new Lockbox Filing Location Updates page on their website for customers to keep track of updates we make to lockbox filing locations. You can use this page to easily see which lockbox form filing locations USCIS has updated and when USCIS made the update. USCIS will update this page regularly, but USCIS … Read more

USCIS Confirms Elimination of “Blank Space” Criteria

USCIS today confirmed that for all forms it has reverted to the form rejection criteria it applied before October 2019 regarding blank responses. In 2019, USCIS changed the form rejection criteria for: Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal; Form I-612, Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) … Read more

USCIS Lockbox Receipt Update – 2/5/21

Dallas Lockbox: Currently intaking Employment-Based I-485 adjustment of applications and standalone cases filed around Oct. 29, 2020, and Oct. 30, 2020, with approximately 415,000 applications/petitions waiting to be receipted Phoenix Lockbox: Currently intaking cases of all form types filed in early December 2020 with approximately 67,000 envelopes (or about 100,000 applications) waiting to be receipted

Visa Bulletin For January 2021

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES For Employment-Based Preference Filings:For all employment-based preference categories, you must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for January 2021. First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences. Second:  Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons … Read more