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United States Announced Restrictions on Visa Waiver Program amid Security Concerns

United States Announced Restrictions on Visa Waiver Program amid Security Concerns

August 21, 2015

On 6 August 2015, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced significant security measures to its Visa Waiver Program (VWP) among the growing threat of international terrorism.
USCIS Updates On DACA Recipients’ Invalid Work Permits

USCIS Updates On DACA Recipients’ Invalid Work Permits

August 07, 2015

On July 15, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it erroneously issued invalid 3-year employment authorization cards (EADs or work permits) to an estimated 2,600 DACA recipients when the 2-year cards should have been delivered instead.
Announcements Regarding DACA Recipients of Three-year Work Authorization: Fact Sheet

Announcements Regarding DACA Recipients of Three-year Work Authorization: Fact Sheet

July 31, 2015

DACA recipients who receive a three-year Employment Authorization Document (EAD) after February 16, 2015 are informed that the documents were mistakenly issued and must be returned.
US to Close Embassy in London temporarily on August 7 and 10

US to Close Embassy in London temporarily on August 7 and 10

July 30, 2015

According to an announcement by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States Department of State, Embassy of the United States of America in London will be closed from Friday, August 7, 2015 through Monday, August 10, 2015.
US & Cuba Reopened Embassies in Washington & Havana

US & Cuba Reopened Embassies in Washington & Havana

July 29, 2015

On 20 July, 2015, US and Cuba officially reopened embassies in Washington D.C and Havana in a step toward fully normalized diplomatic relations.
Premium Processing Service Reactivated For H1B Work Visa Extensions

Premium Processing Service Reactivated For H1B Work Visa Extensions

July 14, 2015

Effective 13 July 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially resumed the acceptance of premium processing requests for extension of stay H1B petitions using form I-129. Any H1B stay extension premium processing requests submitted to USCIS before July 13, 2015 will be rejected.
Electronic Versions of Form I-539, Form I-526 and Regional Center Document Library Discontinued

Electronic Versions of Form I-539, Form I-526 and Regional Center Document Library Discontinued

June 23, 2015

On June 15, 2015, USCIS announced the temporarily discontinuation of Electronic Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, Form I-526 , Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, as well as the Regional Center Document Library for some updates.
US H-2B Cap Reached for The Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

US H-2B Cap Reached for The Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

June 17, 2015

On June 5, 2015, the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2015 was reopened. USCIS has now obtained the number of petitions enough to reach the H-2B cap for the second half of FY 2015.
USCIS and New York City Start Partnership to Support Immigrants

USCIS and New York City Start Partnership to Support Immigrants

June 11, 2015

The citizenship education and awareness efforts in the City of New York have been strengthened by the combination of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Office of the Mayor of New York City. As part of a signed letter of agreement between USCIS Director Léon Rodríguez and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the new corporation started on June 10, 2015. The arrangement will keep remaining in effect until Dec. 31, 2018.
Notice on Issuing U.S Green Card without Signature

Notice on Issuing U.S Green Card without Signature

June 09, 2015

In a June 4 notice published on the official USCIS website, the department announced to waive the Green Card's signature requirement for certain people such as children under the age of consent or individuals who are physically unable to provide a signature.