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USCIS Raises Premium Processing Fee Effective November 29, 2019

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is raising the premium processing fee for certain employment-based immigration petitions on November 29, 2019.

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Increase in H1B Denials

An interesting article posted on the Forbes website examines an increase in the denials of petitions for initial H1B employment and for continuing H1B employment.

EOIR Releases FY 2019 Case Completion Statistics

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released its case completion statistics for fiscal year 2019 on October 10, 2019. From October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2019, the EOIR completed more than 275,000 cases.

Bold Immigration Proposal in the U.S. Senate

I recently received an email from the Immigrant’s List about an interesting new piece of immigration legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate.The legislation is being supported by Immigrant’s List founding board member Ira J.Kurzban, one of the preeminent scholars of U.S. immigration law.

DOJ Prosecuted Record Number of Immigration-Related Cases in FY 2019

The Department of Justice released its immigration-related prosecution statistics for fiscal year 2019 on October 17, 2019. The statistics track the number of charges brought under 8 U.S.C. 1326, 8 U.S.C. 1325, and 8 U.S.C. 1324 from October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.

USCIS Announces Four Locations For Overseas Military Naturalizations

On September 30, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would provide military naturalization services at four overseas military bases.

Three Injunctions Entered Against New Public Charge Rule

On October 11, 2019, Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a nationwide universal injunction against the implementation of the new public charge rule, which was slated to go into effect on October 15, 2019.

Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan to Resign

On October 11, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan announced that he was stepping down from his post. McAleenan has served as acting Secretary since April 11, 2019.

EOIR Swears in 27 New Immigration Judges (Oct. 11, 2019)

On October 11,2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) held an investiture ceremony to swear in 27 new immigration judges We will the courts receiving new immigration judges in alphabetical order after first examining the new judges in New Jersey and New York City immigration courts.

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