Removal of 30-day processing provision for US asylum seekers applying for work authorization

The United States Department of Homeland Security, DHS, has removed the requirement to adjudicate initial Application for Employment Authorization, EAD, applications for pending asylum applicants within 30 days. This rule took effect on August 20, 2020. The rule removes a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [...]

USCIS Updates Rejection Criteria for Form I-129

USCIS will reject petitions lacking petitioner’s or applicant’s primary U.S. office address On August 5, USCIS will begin rejecting Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, petitions that do not include the petitioner’s or applicant’s name and primary U.S. office address in Part 1 of Form I-129. USCIS currently rejects Form I-129 for several reasons. [...]