Monthly Archives: May 2008

USCIS IMPLEMENTS REQUIRED DNA TESTING FOR VIETNAMESE ADOPTIONS

According to a USCIS Update:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that its office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is implementing a DNA testing requirement for Vietnamese adoption cases where the birth parent(s) of the adopted child … Continue reading

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USCIS MODIFIES APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTIVE STATUS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised the Application for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821). The agency is publishing a notice in today’s Federal Register  to inform the public that the new form becomes effective … Continue reading

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EXTENSION OF OPT FOR QUALIFIED STUDENTS – SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released an interim final rule on April 4, 2008, extending the period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) from 12 to 29 months for qualified F-1 non-immigrant students. The … Continue reading

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USCIS TO REVISE FILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR FORM I-751 – REMOVAL OF CONDITION

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will soon be revising the filing instructions for the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (Form I-751) to require filing at the California or Vermont Service Centers, where … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL TO STREAMLINE H-2B PROCESS

According to an Associated Press article:  “The Bush administration wants to streamline the process of bringing foreign workers into the country for temporary nonagricultural employment, saying the current system takes too long and is too cumbersome for businesses desperately looking … Continue reading

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NATURALIZATION THROUGH MILITARY SERVICE

According to a USCIS Fact Sheet:  “Members and certain veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for United States citizenship under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  In addition, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services … Continue reading

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NIGHT OF 1,000 CONVERSATIONS

According to rightsworkinggroup.org:  “On June 19th, thousands of people from across the country will gather in homes, offices, coffee shops, and places of worship to discuss how the overreach of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is undermining the civil … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2008

The Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for June 2008.

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INVESTIGATION REVEALS SERIOUS ISSUES WITH U.S. DETENTION OF IMMIGRANTS

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “The investigation found a hidden world of flawed medical judgments, faulty administrative practices, neglectful guards, ill-trained technicians, sloppy record-keeping, lost medical files and dangerous staff shortages. It is also a world increasingly run by … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP-SUBJECT RECEIPT NOTICES

The filing fee checks for several regular cap-subject H-1B petitions that were filed by our office on April 1st have been processed.  Receipts for these cases should be forthcoming.  It looks like the USCIS is on track to issue receipts for accepted … Continue reading

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