Mark Zuckerberg Calls Comprehensive Immigration Reform One of the "Biggest Civil Rights Issues of Our Time"

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Kathryn N. Karam

ABC News reports that Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, called comprehensive immigration reform one of the "biggest civil rights issues of our time" in an interview this week. The story is available here.

USCIS Issues Memo on Priority Dates & Petitions Pending Supreme Court Decision

Posted on November 22, 2013 by Kathryn N. Karam

USCIS issued a memo offering its officers interim guidance on how to handle petitions which are filed with a request to use an older priority date from a previous petition. In the past two years, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Khalid v. Holder and the 9th Circuit Court issued a precedential decision in Cuellar de Osorio v. Holder. These decisions both indicated that children who turned 21 (and thus "Aged Out") before they could become permanent residents with their parents may use the priority dates from their parents' petitions in new petitions filed by their parents to try to obtain permanent residence for these adult sons and daughters. The Cuellar de Osorio case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court and a decision has not yet been made in the case.

USCIS Issues New Memo On Visa Waiver Program and I-485 Applications

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Kathryn N. Karam

On November 19, 2013, USCIS issued a new memo regarding the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and VWP entrants who seek to apply for Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident. The memo is available here.

Department of State Creates T-6 Visa Classification

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Kathryn N. Karam

The U.S. Department of State announced a new rule to create the T-6 Visa Classification for eligible adult and minor children of a derivative beneficiary of a T-1 principal alien. View the rule here.

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