New Internal Review Division in Immigration Agency

New Internal Review Division in U.S. Immigration Agency?

If U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services more strictly monitors employees who make immigration benefits decisions, what could this mean for immigrants? USCIS is creating an internal division to monitor and investigate agency employees and has already begun transferring workers to staff the division, according to the Washington Post. The Organization of Professional Responsibility (OPR) division…

Delay in Premium Processing for H-1B Applications

Delay in Premium Processing for H-1B Applications for Lottery

Expect delays in premium processing for H-1B visa applications this year. With the annual H-1B lottery fast approaching on April 2 and the expected processing delays, your company should act now to prepare H-1B petitions for prospective candidates—if it hasn’t already. The Alcorn Immigration Law team knows what it takes to put together successful H-1B petitions. Moreover,…

Supreme Court Dashes Trump Effort to End DACA

Good News: Supreme Court Dashes Trump’s Effort to End DACA on March 5

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Trump administration’s appeal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5. Sidestepping the federal court of appeals, the Trump administration petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn two federal court decisions that ordered the administration to maintain the DACA program by accepting renewal…