January 2019 Visa Bulletin is now available.
When adjudicating an appeal on the merits, the AAO generally sustains (approves), dismisses (denies), or remands (returns) the appeal. USCIS posts AAO appeal statistics report from FY 2014-2018.
All USCIS offices will be closed Wednesday to Dec. 5, a national day of mourning to remember the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. USCIS will reschedule all naturalization ceremonies, interviews, and appointments set for that day. USCIS will schedule new dates and promptly inform those affected. All [...]
In honor of and to mark the passing of President Bush (41), the USCIS field office in Hartford, CT will remain closed on Wednesday, December 5th. Additionally, our Office has been receiving calls from field offices in other parts of the country letting us know that interviews scheduled for that day will be rescheduled. At [...]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to first electronically register with USCIS during a designated registration period. Under the proposed rule, USCIS would also reverse the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B cap and the [...]
Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap-Subject Aliens
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to amend its regulations governing petitions filed on behalf of H-1B beneficiaries who may be counted toward the 65,000 visa cap established under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“H-1B regular cap”) or beneficiaries with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions of higher education who are eligible for an exemption from [...]
USCIS has published a policy memo clarifying the requirement that a qualifying organization employ a principal L-1 beneficiary abroad for one continuous year out of the three years before the time of petition filing (“one-year foreign employment requirement”). Please see memo (PDF). The policy memo clarifies: The L-1 beneficiary must be physically outside the United [...]
Kidambi & Associates, P.C. organized a food drive to donate to local Connecticut Food Bank to help with food insecurities. According to CT Food Bank, nearly half a million Connecticut residents struggle with hunger; more than 127,000 children are food insecure. These are people from all walks of life – children, working parents, seniors [...]
Sources indicate USCIS will end the practice of denying pending I-131 applications when an applicant travels overseas. At CIS Ombudsman Annual Conference, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna indicated this policy will be forthcoming. We will provide updates as we receive them.