State and Local Immigration Rules

The Government Shutdown and Its Impact on Immigration

By Attorney Cynthia Milian A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass or the president does not sign appropriations legislation that funds several government operations and agencies.  Here are five things you need to know about how a government shutdown can impact immigration: USCIS: If you have a biometrics appointment or interview scheduled during …

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USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs

WASHINGTON— USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents. …

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