Policy Change on Residence Ends Citizenship for Some Children-photo-by-frank-mckenna

Policy Change on Residence Ends Citizenship for Some Children

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will change its policy on residence in some cases, which will end automatic U.S. citizenship for some children. The move marks the Trump administration’s continued effort to make it harder for foreign-born individuals to acquire citizenship. Currently, USCIS considers the children of U.S. service members and government employees residing outside…

Employers Face New USCIS Fee to Register Each H-1B Lottery Candidate-photo-by-wonderlane

Employers Face New USCIS Fee to Register Each H-1B Lottery Candidate

The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has proposed charging a $10 fee to employers to register each H-1B lottery candidate, starting with next year’s lottery. This year, USCIS announced plans to change the H-1B lottery process by requiring employers to electronically pre-register candidates for the annual lottery. For years,…

What Employers Should Know About No-Match Letters-Photo-by sebastian-herrmann

What Employers Should Know About No-Match Letters

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed issuing “no-match letters” to employers after a hiatus of several years. Employers should know that these correction request notices can trigger immigration enforcement actions. Enforcement actions have substantially increased under the Trump administration. SSA uses no-match letters to inform employers that discrepancies exist between its records and the…

Candidates May Have to Travel Farther for USCIS Interviews photo-by-saketh-garuda

Candidates May Have to Travel Farther for USCIS Interviews

To reduce processing times for naturalization and green card applications at its busiest field offices, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced it will transfer cases and USCIS interviews to less-busy offices.   That means if you file either Form N-400, Application for Naturalization or Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status…