Important Announcements

October


USCIS Rescinds Deference to Prior Nonimmigrant Petitions

October 24, 2017, USCIS has superseded and rescinded the April 23, 2004, memorandum titled The Significance of a Prior CIS Approval of a Nonimmigrant Petition in the Context of a Subsequent Determination Regarding Eligibility for Extension of Petition Validity and section VII of the August 17, 2015, policy memorandum titled L-1B Adjudications Policy.

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The Trump Administration Announces its Immigration Priorities

October 9, 2017, the White House has released a detailed outline of President Trump's immigration principles and policies, including information on border security, interior enforcement, and the creation of a merit-based immigration system.

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The U.S. Suspends All Nonimmigrant Visa Services at All U.S. Diplomatic Facilities in Turkey

October 8, 2017, the U.S. Mission to Turkey posted a message on Twitter announcing that in response to recent events in Turkey it has suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey.

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The Deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Applications is Thursday

October 4, 2017, USCIS will adjudicate DACA renewal requests received by Oct. 5, 2017, from current beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. USCIS is no longer accepting initial requests for DACA.

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