ICE Locking Up Pregnant Women Photo by William Stitt

ICE Agents Now Locking Up Pregnant Women

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun the abhorrent policy of detaining pregnant women in immigration jails. ICE will no longer automatically release from custody pregnant women charged with being in the U.S. illegally while their cases make their way through immigration court. Automatically releasing pregnant women from custody was the general practice under the…

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,…