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USCIS Reverts to Prior Blank Form Rejection Policy

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reverted its policy to that which was in effect prior to October 2019 regarding certain applications being submitted with blank spaces.

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USCIS Completes H1B Initial Electronic Registration Process

On March 30, 2021, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it had received enough electronic registrations during the initial H1B registration period to reach the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap for both regular H-1B petitions and masters cap petitions.

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EOIR Makes Interactive Policy Manual Available Online

The EOIR has made a new searchable interactive EOIR policy manual available to the public.

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USCIS Returns to 1999 Public Charge Rules

The DHS declined to defend the new public charge rule of the Trump Administration and withdrew a corresponding affidavit of support rule, gradually moving back to the 1999 public charge rule.

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President Biden Revokes Bar on Entry of New Permanent Residents

On February 24, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation revoking former President Donald Trump’s April 2020 Executive Order barring the entry of certain classes of immigrants as permanent residents.

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Second Circuit Holds that BIA is Required to Make Unpublished Decisions Publicly Available

The Second Circuit cleared the way to begin the process of requiring the Board of Immigration Appeals to make its thousands of unpublished decisions available to the public.

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Supreme Court to Review Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule

The Supreme Court will consider the public charge rule imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump.

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USCIS Extends Flexibility Policies Due to Coronavirus

On May 1, 2020, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is extending its policy of granting additional flexibility to applicants and petitioners responding to certain USCIS requests due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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USCIS Lockbox Delays

On January 8, 2021, the USCIS reported that it is experiencing delays issuing receipts for some applications and petitions filed at a USCIS lockbox facility.

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34 New Immigration Judges Sworn in During October and December 2020

In October and December 2020, the EOIR appointed 34 new immigration judges to serve on 24 immigration courts — including 7 new immigration judges for the New York — Broadway Immigration Court.

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