A note from USCIS for all stakeholders published at https://www.uscis.gov/outreach/national-public-engagement-h-1b-filing-tips-and-understanding-requests-evidence-rfes
National Public Engagement H-1B Filing Tips and Understanding Requests for Evidence (RFEs)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a teleconference on Thursday, March 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern to discuss H-1B nonimmigrant petitions. During the first part of this engagement, subject matter experts from USCIS will give helpful filing tips and provide a better understanding of why RFEs may be issued for H-1B petitions. The second part will be a listening session where you will have the opportunity to provide feedback to USCIS.
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
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As per DOL, iCERT (for filing of LCA’s) and PERM system (PLC.doleta.gov) system will be down this weekend from 8 pm on September 21, 2018 to 2:00pm on September 23, 2018.