Immigration News

U.S. embassies resume services

U.S. embassies resume services

It has been almost four months since the suspension of routine visa services worldwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of State is gradually resuming the issuance of visas at U.S. embassies and consulates. Since March, they have only been...

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ICE: “Citizens Academy”

ICE: “Citizens Academy”

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is set to launch a six-week “Citizens Academy” course on immigration enforcement, will select 10 to 12 participants for the training, starting on September 15 and would culminate on October 20. The St. Louis...

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Eloy ICE detention center with COVID-19

Eloy ICE detention center with COVID-19

A spokesperson from CoreCivic, the contractor whose workers operate the Eloy facility, said: 128 of its employees (out of approximately 315 employees) and 244 detainees at the facility have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. CoreCivic says...

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USCIS Flexibility for Agency Requests

USCIS Flexibility for Agency Requests

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, USCIS is extending the flexibilities announced on March 30, 2020, if the issuance date listed on the request, notice, or decision is between March 1 and Sept. 11, 2020. To assist applicants and petitioners of:...

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US Work Visas suspended

US Work Visas suspended

President Trump signed a Proclamation that went into effect on June 24, 2020. This Proclamation is to restrict foreign workers from being employed in the US in response to the surge of unemployment due to the economic shutdown by the Coronavirus. The US Work Visa...

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COVID-19 Naturalization Ceremony

COVID-19 Naturalization Ceremony

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is hosting naturalization ceremonies across the United States from July 1 through July 7, celebrating the Declaration of Independence. Even with the pandemic, USCIS continues to receive new citizens, demonstrating American...

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Supreme Court rejects to end DACA

Supreme Court rejects to end DACA

The long-awaited Supreme Court ruling June 18th, rejecting President Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, brought relief to thousands of DACA recipients — but also new questions about the administration’s next steps and the...

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