USCIS Updates EB-5 Investor Processing Times

On October 24, 2014, USCIS released an updated EB-5 Processing Report listing current processing times for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.  It is currently taking the Immigrant Investor Program Office about 13.8 months to process an I-526, Immigrant Petition for Alien Entrepreneur; 7.2 months to process an I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions; and 8.1 months to process...
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Definition of “Mother” and “Parent” to Include Gestational Mothers Using Assisted Reproductive Technology

USCIS issued a new policy clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to include gestational mothers using assisted reproductive technology regardless of whether they are the genetic mothers. USCIS and the Department of State (DOS), who exercise authority over these issues, collaborated in the development of this policy. USCIS and DOS...
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Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nicaragua

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, effective Jan. 6, 2015, through July 5, 2016. Current TPS Nicaragua beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from Oct. 16, 2014 through Dec. 15, 2014.  USCIS will not accept...
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New E-Verify Service – Combats Fraud and Educates Workers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced the launch of myE-Verify—a new website designed for employees.  myE-Verify is a one-stop shop for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for identity protection. myE-Verify gives workers a free and secure way to participate in the E-Verify process by accessing...
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DHS to Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States. Under this program U.S....
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