President Trump has extended the wind-down period for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain eligible Liberians for an additional 12 months, through March 30, 2020.
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USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna told senior staff that the agency's International Operations Division, which operates in more than 20 countries, will be closed down. The duties of those offices will be transferred to U.S. embassies and consulates and to domestic U.S. offices.
Brand owners recently gained a new weapon for their arsenal in the ongoing fight against counterfeit products sold on online marketplace giant Amazon.com.
U.S. Attorney Required? USPTO Proposes New Rule that Would Require Foreign Trademark Applicants to be Represented by a U.S. Attorney
The USPTO recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposing to amend the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases to require all applicants, registrants and parties to be represented by a U.S. attorney.
USCIS resumed premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions.
On February 20, 2019, the Trump administration sent a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review that would halt work authorization for H-4 spouses of H-1B visa holders in the United States.
According to statistics released by USCIS, the percentage of H-1B cases with requests for evidence has greatly increased.
86 Democratic members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the USCIS Director expressing their "grave concerns about the alarming growth in processing delays" and requesting "prompt and detailed" responses to a series of related questions.
The Department of State's Visa Bulletin for March 2019 shows modest progress for EB-1 for all chargeability areas as well as EB-2 for China and India; EB-3 and Other Workers China, India and the Philippines; and EB-5 China and Vietnam, with the remainder of the priority dates remaining Current.
The USCIS Ombudsman reported that the agency has resolved a discrepancy in the application of policy concerning persons with advance parole who recently filed renewal applications and then left the United States.