11/09/2018 – USCIS announced that starting November 19, 2018, USCIS may issue NTAs based on denials for additional forms. Forms I-914, I-918, I-360, I-929 and I-730 as well as I-485 when filed with these types of forms are going to be impacted. H-1B’s and I-129’s are still not being issued NTAs
11/09/2018 – President Trump issued a proclamation suspending, for a limited period, the entry of certain individuals traveling through Mexico and seeking entry the United States.
11/09/2018 – Ninth Circuit affirms preliminary injunction requiring DHS to adjudicate DACA applications for renewal of existing DACA recipients.
10/30/2018 – USCIS announces phased elimination of self-scheduling InfoPass appointments. Information Services Modernization Program ends self-scheduling of InfoPass appointments and instead encourages applicants to use USCIS online information resources to view general how-to information and check case statuses through the USCIS Contact Center. Recent improvements to online tools provide applicants the ability to obtain their case status and other immigration information without having to visit a local field office.
10/29/2018 – AP reports citizenship timelines are now as long as 2 years. Click APNEWS.COM
10/29/2018 – AILA reports thaht National Benefits Center (NBC) acknowledged that a system error appears to have resulted in I‑797 approval notices not being mailed to the attorney of record in the specific adjustment of status applications and confirmed that it is working to resolve the issue.
10/29/2018 – A list of recent regulatory changes being worked on and as it pertains to immigration can be found at OIRA REGULATORY CHANGES . Specifically upcoming and possible changes to end to H4 EAD program, proposed changes to H-1B program, employer registration for H-1B, EBB-5 program etc can be obtained at this link from Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.