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USCIS Releases Form I-918 Statistics

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status statistics from fiscal year (FY) 2009 to 2015.

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USCIS Releases Form I-829 Statistics

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released statistics for Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions) adjudications from fiscal year (FY) 2008 to 2015.

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Government asks Supreme Court to Uphold DAPA and Vacate Fifth Circuit Injunction

I posted a blog a couple of weeks ago about the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold a preliminary injunction against the imposition of the Deferred Action for Parents and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) Program. Unsurprisingly, the federal government filed a petition for a writ of certiorari (cert) with the United States Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to vacate the preliminary injunction and uphold its authority to implement DAPA.

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Update on EB5 Regional Center Program Reauthorization Debate

Since I last wrote about the impending expiration date of the EB5 regional investors program, there have been some interesting developments in the congress over the questions presented. I will review these developments in this blog post.

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USCIS Releases Form I-129 Statistics (for L1B Petitions)

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released statistics for the number of Form I-129 petitions for L1B intracompany transferees in fiscal year (FY) 2015.

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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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