Welcome to the Immigration Insights and Issues Blog! (III Blog for short) Immigration policies and practices are ever changing due to the political nature of the area and the complexity of the legal issues related to the...
USCIS Reverses Course on Trump-Era Policy Instructing Officers Not to Give Deference to Previously Approved Petitions
by Paxton Endres | May 4, 2021
In response to President Biden’s executive order, “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued...Read More
by Kathleen Campbell Walker | Apr 6, 2021
April 1, 2021 marked the beginning of consular processing at U.S. consulates and embassies throughout the world without the restrictions imposed on certain nonimmigrant visa processing under Presidential Proclamation 10052,...Read More
by Matthew Martinez | Mar 22, 2021
Beware the Ides of March? Not in 2021. Spring has brought the immigration world some welcome relief. USCIS announced this month that the much-maligned Form I-944, Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, will no longer be required. The...Read More
by Ian Nesteruk | Mar 9, 2021
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) introduced a new H-1B cap process for fiscal year (FY) 2021. In its webinars conducted on February 23, 2021 and February 24, 2021, USCIS confirmed that the H-1B cap process...Read More
by Elissa Pinto | Feb 23, 2021
Introduction The Perm Labor Certification process can be described as various pieces of a puzzle being identified and carefully positioned, with the end goal of forming a full picture in the smoothest and most efficient manner...Read More
by Suzanne Sukkar | Feb 9, 2021
The Biden Administration appears to have addressed some of its promises on U.S. immigration policy by issuing a memorandum entitled “Memorandum and Presidential Proclamations” on January 20, 2021, the first day of his...Read More
“Immigration Insights and Issues (III)” is published by Dickinson Wright PLLC to inform the public of important developments within the firm and practice areas. The content is informational only and does not constitute legal or professional advice.