Month: June 2015

USCIS DISCONTINUES ELECTRONIC FORM I-539 AND FORM I-526

USCIS announced that on June 15, 2015, it stopped accepting electronically filed Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and Forms I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. Paper versions of the forms must be used while USCIS updates the online filing system. If you already started an electronic Form I-539 or Form I-526, you will […]

REPORT ON SOUTHWEST BORDER SECURITY EFFORTS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF FISCAL YEAR 2015

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a report on the status of border security efforts along the southwest border midway through Fiscal Year 2015 as compared with the first six months of FY 2014: The total number of apprehensions is 28% lower. Unaccompanied children apprehensions are 45% lower. Family unit apprehensions are […]

END OF SCHOOL YEAR

The end of school year brings changes in immigration status of many foreign students. Designated school officials must report such changes.   F-1 students must depart the U.S. within sixty (60) days of their program or optional practical training (OPT) end date, and are eligible to taken an annual vacation after completing one academic year […]

REPORT ON SOUTHWEST BORDER SECURITY EFFORTS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF FISCAL YEAR 2015

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a report on the status of border security efforts along the southwest border midway through Fiscal Year 2015 as compared with the first six months of FY 2014:   The total number of apprehensions is 28% lower. Unaccompanied children apprehensions are 45% lower. Family unit apprehensions […]

The Fifth Circuit court held that “wave-through” at any U.S. port of entry is an admission in any status.

END OF SCHOOL YEAR The end of school year brings changes in immigration status of many foreign students. Designated school officials must report such changes. F-1 students must depart the U.S. within sixty (60) days of their program or optional practical training (OPT) end date, and are eligible to taken an annual vacation after completing […]

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