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Multilingual USCIS Resources

President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency,” into effect on August 11, 2000. In response, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship… Read More
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USCIS Switches to Revised Form N-648

As of November 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will only accept the 08/19/2022 edition of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. The 08/19/2022 form edition was released as part of both USCIS’ o… Read More
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December Visa Bulletin Available

December Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the December 2022 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) a… Read More
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Federal Judge Blocks Title 42

Yesterday, Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan blocked Title 42, a policy implemented by the Trump Administration during the COVID-19 pandemic and later used by the Biden Administration as part of its response to the Venezuelan migrant crisis. The Trump Adm… Read More
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DHS Form 7001, Request for Case Assistance: Revised

The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) recently updated the DHS Form 7001, Request for Case Assistance in an effort to simplify the case assistance process. The revised form provides the ability to submit one… Read More
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DOS Provides Additional Estimated Wait Times for Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

The Department of State (DOS) Visa Appointment Wait Times page was recently updated to include estimated wait times for interview waivers in addition to estimated wait times for interview appointments for multiple categories of nonimmigrant visa appl… Read More
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H.R. 9225: Bill Introduced to Address USCIS Case Backlog

U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA 29th District) introduced the Case Backlog and Transparency Act of 2022 on Tuesday to implement new reporting protocols for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a bid to both identify the cause… Read More
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How might the November 2022 Elections Impact Immigration Policy?

The November 2022 Elections are rapidly approaching and, like always, could result in major changes to immigration policy throughout the United States. The future of U.S. immigration is particularly contingent upon the results of the Senate races lis… Read More
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Worldwide Visa Operations- DOS Update

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has announced that its worldwide visa operations are quickly recovering from setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic primarily affected DOS visa processing in two ways: DOS processed fewer ap… Read More
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USCIS Revises Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Today, as part of the Biden Administration’s ongoing efforts to both streamline the path to legal immigration and improve Federal support for marginalized communities, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated Form N-648, Medica… Read More
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