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  • Form I-693 Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Valid Indefinitely

    Form I-693 Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Valid Indefinitely

    A Form I-693 filed on or after November 1, 2023, will not expire and can be used indefinitely. A Form I-693 filed prior to November 1, 2023, continues to retain evidentiary value but expires two (2) years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature.

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  • Updated USCIS Processing Time Data

    Updated USCIS Processing Time Data

    USCIS released updated case processing time averages April 3, 2024. A chart and graph of the median processing times for some common forms are below showing 2022 (blue), 2023 (red), and thus far in 2024 (green) as of today. FORM Classification or Basis for Filing 2022 2023 2024 I-765 Based on a pending asylum application…

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  • Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    The 04/01/24 edition of Form N-400 is the first USCIS form to include the “X” gender option. Today, April 1, 2024, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a big announcement that we hope isn’t a bad April Fool’s Day joke of some kind. USCIS’ update to their policies take effect immediately. Applicants filing…

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  • New USCIS Filing Fees Take Effect April 1, 2024

    New USCIS Filing Fees Take Effect April 1, 2024

    New USCIS Filing Fees and policies take effect April 1, 2024. Some USCIS Forms have new Form Editions taking effect April 1, 2024 with no grace period. Updates to USCIS Filing Fees Most forms filed online are discounted by $50 now.  Most forms now have the $85 biometric services costs incorporated into the main benefit…

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  • How to Update Your Personal Information With USCIS

    How to Update Your Personal Information With USCIS

    Changing Personal Information With USCIS If there are changes to your personal information that you need to update with USCIS such as your name and/or gender you have two potential options. If you have been scheduled for an interview at a USCIS Field Office, you can update your information at that interview. Otherwise, you can…

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  • EOIR “Experiencing Intermittent Systemwide Outages”

    EOIR “Experiencing Intermittent Systemwide Outages”

    Today, March 21, 2024, the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) sent out an email at 5:40 p.m. EST stating: EOIR has been experiencing intermittent systemwide outages and is working to ensure the issues are fully resolved. We will provide updates as appropriate, but please contact your local court with questions. We will issue new Notices…

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  • 2023 US IMMIGRATION DATA

    2023 US IMMIGRATION DATA

    See admissions chart with complete data. NATURALIZATIONS YEAR NUMBER % Change 2023 217,000 -3 % 2022 224,000 Admissions Into The U.S. 2023 Class of admission Total Total all admissions (from PAS)1 60,900,000 Total I-94 admissions 30,750,195 Temporary workers and families 2,284,026 Temporary workers and trainees 1,697,411 CNMI-only transitional workers (CW1) 891 Spouses and children of…

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  • Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Texas Immigration Law

    Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Texas Immigration Law

    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measure, Senate Bill 4, into law in December 2023, granting local law enforcement the power to arrest migrants and judges the ability to issue orders to remove them to Mexico. This was just after US Customs and Border Protection announced it would be temporarily suspending operations at the international…

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  • Administrative Closure vs Termination vs Dismissal

    Administrative Closure vs Termination vs Dismissal

    Immigration removal proceedings may conclude with relief granted by the Immigration Judge or removal ordered. Cases may not reach conclusion for reasons such as eligibility for other immigration benefits or changes in circumstances, leading to prosecutorial discretion or legal motion to end proceedings. Termination, dismissal, and administrative closure are distinct ways to conclude proceedings, each…

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  • NY Immigration Courts Closed Tomorrow, February 13, 2024

    Check the EOIR Operational Status Webpage EOIR Operational Status Update An email sent out by EOIR states that the Broadway, Varick Street, and Federal Plaza Immigration Courts in New York City will be closed tomorrow, February 13, 2024. The Boston, Elizabeth, Hartford, New York – Broadway, New York – Federal Plaza, New York – Varick, and Newark…

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  • New Filing Fees Starting April 1, 2024

    New Filing Fees Starting April 1, 2024

    The new fees will go into effect on April 1, 2024. Click here for the New Filing Fee Schedule or download the pdf. Final Rule U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees for the first time since 2016. The final rule will allow…

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  • USCIS Reduced Its Backlog for the First Time in Over a Decade

    USCIS Reduced Its Backlog for the First Time in Over a Decade

    USCIS completed over 10 million cases in 2023. This information is according to a press release from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The press release states: In FY 2023, USCIS received 10.9 million filings and completed more than 10 million pending cases– both record-breaking numbers in the agency’s history. In doing so, USCIS…

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