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USCIS Proposes Changes to EAD Processes Based on Pending Asylum Applications

On September 6, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a new rule to reform the process for adjudicating applications for employment authorization by those with pending asylum applications.

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DHS Proposes Expansion of Social Media Vetting to Nine USCIS Forms

On September 4, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a 60-day notice and request for comments on a proposal to extend social media vetting policies to additional immigration applications.

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EOIR Moves Three Immigration Judges to Broadway Immigration Court

The EOIR circulated an email regarding the opening of the new Broadway Immigration Court on September 4, 2019. As an initial matter, three current immigration judges will be moved from the New York City Immigration Court to the new Broadway Immigration Court.

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USCIS Proposes $10 H1B Registration Fee

On September 4, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register (FR) which would impose a $10 registration fee on H1B petitioners for each registration submitted for the H1B cap selection process.

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New Filing Addresses For Certain Cap-Exempt H1B Petitions

On September 1, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) changed the direct filing addresses for certain petitioners filing Form I-129 cap-exempt H1B petitions.

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USCIS Reopens Non-Military Deferred Action Cases That Were Pending on August 7, 2019

On September 2, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reopened non-military deferred action cases that had been pending on August 7, 2019.

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New USCIS Page for E-Verify Videos

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services moved all of its informational E-Verify videos to its E-Verify video resources page on September 3, 2019.

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Pence Satisfied With Poland's Progress Toward Joining the Visa Waiver Program

Vice President Mike Pence stated during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda on September 2, 2019, that he is pleased with Poland’s progress toward meeting the requirements for inclusion in the Visa Waiver Program.

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New Broadway Immigration Court Opens in Manhattan on September 9, 2019

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it will open the Broadway Immigration Court on September 9, 2019. The Broadway Immigration Court will be the third immigration court in New York City, joining the New York City Immigration Court and the Varick Street Immigration Court.

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Uptick in Visa Denials on Public Charge Grounds in FY-2019

Although the Trump Administration’s expansive new public charge rule does not take effect until October, Politico reported on August 6, 2019, that visa denials on public charge grounds have increased dramatically in fiscal year 2019.

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