D&S Immigration Law Blog

USCIS and Immigration Court Closures Due to COVID-19

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review have announced closures and restricted services effective March 18, 2020 to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. USCIS: routine in-person services are suspended until at least June 3, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to, interviews and appointments related to processes such as family-based petitions (I-130), adjustment of status applications (I-485), naturalization (N-400), and asylum (I-589). USCIS plans to begin reopening offices on June 4, unless the public closures are extended further. “USCIS domestic field offices will send notices to...

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Visa Bulletin for June 2019

The June 2019 Visa Bulletin was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) on May 14, 2019. In addition to the final action dates and dates for filing applications, the bulletin also includes notes about India EB-1 preference visa availability, EB-5 preference visa availability, and more. There is notable movement in the “dates of filing” for the family-based, second preference category for spouses and children of permanent residents (F2A). USCIS also released the June 2019 Adjustment of Status Filing Charts, which indicates whether to use the Dates for Filing chart or Final Action Dates chart to determine when you may...

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