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USCIS Releases Form I-914 Statistics

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released Form I-914, Petition for T Nonimmigrant Status statistics from fiscal year (FY) 2008 to 2015.

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USCIS Releases Updating Processing Time Statistics for EB5 Forms

On November 17, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released updated processing times for three forms associated with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.

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USCIS Releases Form I-485 Statistics by Field Office/Service Center

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released comprehensive statistics regarding the processing of the Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust status.

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FAM Update: Length of Stay Increased for Certain B1 Personal/Domestic Employees

The new provision, found in 9 FAM 41.31 N9.3-2(b), increases the maximum length of stay for a personal/domestic employee on a B1 visa in this case from 4 years to 6 years.

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Ninth Circuit Holds Nevada Statute to be Categorically a CIMT

On November 2, 2015, the Ninth Circuit rendered an interesting decision in a case titled Mancilla-Delafuente v. Lynch.

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Vermont Service Center Stops Processing Form I-918s Due to U Visa Cap

The Vermont Service Center (VSC) VAWA/U/T Unit, which processes U visa applications, notified AILA on November 13, 2015, that it will stop processing Form I-918s (the petition for U nonimmigrant status) because it is currently focused on updating U visa cap numbers.

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2016 Presidential Candidate Profile: Chris Christie

Governor Christie is my first choice for President in 2016, and I urge readers to look closely at his record and give him careful consideration. The skills that Governor Christie has shown in advancing conservative reforms in Democratic New Jersey are precisely what we need in the White House. It would be a great loss if his current low poll numbers prevent him from getting a proper hearing from the American people.

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Department of State Releases Refugee Resettlement Fact Sheet

On October 21, 2015, the Department of State (DOS) released a Fact Sheet titled “Refugee Resettlement in the United States.” The Fact Sheet has a few interesting notes and charts that I would like to share with you.

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Announcing a Series of Blog Posts: My 2016 Presidential Candidate Profiles

There are few issues more important to immigration law – and our republic as a whole – than who occupies the White House. Thus, as we fast approach the first votes of this 2016 Presidential election, I have decided to write a series of candidate profiles about each of the important 2016 Presidential hopefuls.

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Unaccompanied Minors at the Southwest Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently released statistics regarding the apprehension of unaccompanied alien children or unaccompanied minors during Fiscal Year 2015. You can find these statistics and other information about the apprehension of unaccompanied minors at An unaccompanied alien child is a child who has no lawful immigration status in the United States, has not reached the age of 18, and has no parent or legal guardian in the United States who can provide care and physical custody.