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,…

USCIS Offers Online Filing for Some Student and Visitor Visas-photo-by-brooke-cagle

USCIS Offers Online Filing for Some Student and Visitor Visas

Individuals looking to extend their student visa or visitor visa for business or pleasure can now file online through the eProcessing system.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched its online eProcessing system with Form I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status). Now, you can renew the following visas online:  B-1 temporary visitor for business…

Trump Pushes for New Restrictions for Visa Holders Photo by jeshoots

Trump Pushes for New Restrictions for Visa Holders

President Trump issued a memorandum aimed at placing new immigration restrictions on individuals who hold nonimmigrant (temporary stay) visas. The “Presidential Memorandum on Combating High Nonimmigrant Overstay Rates” orders the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to immediately take “all appropriate actions that are within the scope of their respective authorities to…