Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC

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Hill, Frank & Delaney offers a range of immigration services tailored to employers and individuals in dealing with their specific needs.

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On September 11, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals limited the scope of the preliminary injunction on the USCIS ...
09/23/2020
USCIS New Public Charge Rule and I-944 Form Back in Force

On September 11, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals limited the scope of the preliminary injunction on the USCIS new public charge rule issued by the New York State District Court. The Court of Appeals changed the injunction from nationwide to only applying to New York, and two other states in the jurisdiction of the Court (it was a little more complicated than that, but this was the result). [ 314 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/23/uscis-new-public-charge-rule-and-i-944-form-back-in-force/

On September 11, 2020, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals limited the scope of the preliminary injunction on the USCIS new public charge rule issued by the New York State District Court. The Court…

There was a recent, very interesting article published by NPR that highlighted the problems that may be faced by the Bid...
09/17/2020
Biden wants to Roll Back the Immigration Policy changes made by Trump. Will that be possible in his first four years?

There was a recent, very interesting article published by NPR that highlighted the problems that may be faced by the Biden administration (if he wins the election) in rolling back the changes implemented by the Trump administration. You can read the full article here. While there were several possible barriers raised by the article that could stand in Biden's way of changing such immigration policies, the biggest, and hardest barrier to break through, in my mind, is the culture that has been created at USCIS, ICE, CBP and other related agencies. [ 580 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/17/biden-wants-to-roll-back-the-immigration-policy-changes-made-by-trump-will-that-be-possible-in-his-first-four-years/

There was a recent, very interesting article published by NPR that highlighted the problems that may be faced by the Biden administration (if he wins the election) in rolling back the changes imple…

It appears that the current administration will soon have USCIS issue a new regulation regarding H-1Bs.  There are three...
09/10/2020
Possible new H-1B Regulations to Limit H-1Bs

It appears that the current administration will soon have USCIS issue a new regulation regarding H-1Bs. There are three elements of the new regulation that are the most significant: 1) The regulation will be published as an “interim final rule,” which would allow it to go into effect immediately without public input but also makes the rule more vulnerable to legal challenge; [ 466 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/10/possible-new-h-1b-regulations-to-limit-h-1bs/

It appears that the current administration will soon have USCIS issue a new regulation regarding H-1Bs. There are three elements of the new regulation that are the most significant: 1) The regula…

DHS this week indicated that it was going to propose a rule expanding the use of biometrics in immigration cases. Curren...
09/03/2020
DHS Looking at Expanding Use of Biometrics as well as adding new Biometrics

DHS this week indicated that it was going to propose a rule expanding the use of biometrics in immigration cases. Currently, in cases in which background checks are required, DHS (and, by extension USCIS) requires biometrics (fingerprints and photos at this point) to be taken at the Application Support Centers across the US. The new rule would allow USCIS to begin capturing biometrics for ANY and all immigration cases it deems fit. [ 537 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/09/03/dhs-looking-at-expanding-use-of-biometrics-as-well-as-adding-new-biometrics/

DHS this week indicated that it was going to propose a rule expanding the use of biometrics in immigration cases. Currently, in cases in which background checks are required, DHS (and, by extension…

Overall dates are moving forward, but there are some noticeable categories that are lagging behind and not progressing a...
08/27/2020
September Visa Bulletin Summary

Overall dates are moving forward, but there are some noticeable categories that are lagging behind and not progressing as much, this includes Employment Based Third Preference which doesn't move forward at all this month. Below is a summary of movement in most categories Family Based Categories F1: Moved forward one months to September 15, 2014 for most of the World EXCEPT Mexico (moved forward about 2 weeks to January 8, 1998) and the Philippines (moved forward 3.5 months to December 15, 2011). [ 318 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/08/27/september-visa-bulletin-summary/

Overall dates are moving forward, but there are some noticeable categories that are lagging behind and not progressing as much, this includes Employment Based Third Preference which doesn’t m…

USCIS issued its final rule to up fees starting October 2, 2020. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Associati...
08/04/2020
USCIS TO RAISE FEES

USCIS issued its final rule to up fees starting October 2, 2020. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association: On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a final rule that significantly increases certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees. The rule, which will be effective October 2, 2020, also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee waiver requirements, alters premium processing time limits, and modifies intercountry adoption processing. [ 541 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/08/04/uscis-to-raise-fees/

USCIS issued its final rule to up fees starting October 2, 2020. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association: On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a final rule that significantly increa…

The Department of State announced yesterday that it would begin a phased reopening of Consulates across the world.  Plea...
07/15/2020
DOS to begin Reopening Consulates

The Department of State announced yesterday that it would begin a phased reopening of Consulates across the world. Please note, they will NOT be reopening all consulates at once, and cannot give specific dates as to when certain consulates will open or not. Each Consulate will announce their plans and re-opening dates on their individual websites. Please see below for the full press release: [ 266 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/07/15/dos-to-begin-reopening-consulates/

The Department of State announced yesterday that it would begin a phased reopening of Consulates across the world. Please note, they will NOT be reopening all consulates at once, and cannot give s…

For those from Canada, an important update on the Executive Order halting the issuance of H-1Bs.  If you are from Canada...
06/29/2020
Important Update on Executive Order regarding H-1Bs for Canadians

For those from Canada, an important update on the Executive Order halting the issuance of H-1Bs. If you are from Canada and do not require an actual H-1B visa in your passport, you are in luck. CBP has confirmed that you are still able to enter via the Border to begin working on the H-1B and the executive order will not affect your ability to do so enter the US. [ 33 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/06/29/important-update-on-executive-order-regarding-h-1bs-for-canadians/

For those from Canada, an important update on the Executive Order halting the issuance of H-1Bs. If you are from Canada and do not require an actual H-1B visa in your passport, you are in luck. C…

The US President issued a new executive order on Monday evening.  The order did several things.  First, it extended the ...
06/25/2020
New Executive Order and Possible Furloughs at USCIS

The US President issued a new executive order on Monday evening. The order did several things. First, it extended the April 22, 2020 order limiting the ability for those overseas to get immigrant visas. Second, it expanded that order to include certain non-immigrant visas as well. Lastly, it required USCIS and DOL to review processes and procedures regarding EB-2 and EB-3 cases. [ 837 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/06/25/new-executive-order-and-possible-furloughs-at-uscis/

The US President issued a new executive order on Monday evening. The order did several things. First, it extended the April 22, 2020 order limiting the ability for those overseas to get immigrant…

06/10/2020
Staying on Track During a Pandemic Webinar Series

We are a panelist on tomorrow's webinar on visa and immigration issues during the pandemic. Co-hosted by APA and NPA

http://pages.apa.org/staying-on-track/

Join APA for a weekly webinar series on practical strategies and expert advice for students, early career psychologists, and their allies. In these hour-long webinars, we’ll discuss topics ranging from completing your dissertation from afar to managing your finances.

USCIS announced last week that it was resuming premium processing as of June 1, 2020.  However, USCIS stated that it wou...
06/03/2020
Premium Processing Resuming

USCIS announced last week that it was resuming premium processing as of June 1, 2020. However, USCIS stated that it would phase in the ability to file premium processing on cases in order to ensure that the office was not inundated with new premium processing cases before it was fully up and running again. To that end, USCIS announced the following schedule for getting Premium Processing back up and running: [ 189 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/06/03/premium-processing-resuming/

USCIS announced last week that it was resuming premium processing as of June 1, 2020. However, USCIS stated that it would phase in the ability to file premium processing on cases in order to ensur…

USCIS has issued an update regarding office closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  USCIS is preparing to reopen CERTAIN...
05/29/2020
USCIS Update on Office Closures due to Covid-19

USCIS has issued an update regarding office closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. USCIS is preparing to reopen CERTAIN offices starting June 4, 2020. To see if your local office is opening you can go to this page. As USCIS re-opens they have put out a list of precautions they are taking: Beginning June 4, 2020, certain USCIS field offices and asylum offices will resume non-emergency face-to-face services to the public. [ 276 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/05/29/uscis-update-on-office-closures-due-to-covid-19/

USCIS has issued an update regarding office closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. USCIS is preparing to reopen CERTAIN offices starting June 4, 2020. To see if your local office is opening you c…

The Department of Health and Human Services has a program to grant J-1 2 year home residency waivers for clinical care p...
05/22/2020
HHS expands J-1 Waivers for Clinical Care Physician

The Department of Health and Human Services has a program to grant J-1 2 year home residency waivers for clinical care physicians. Under this program, the physician must be working in a Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (CHC), as designated by the government. Because of the current pandemic, however, and the great need for primary care physicians, HHS has decided to expand the pool of doctors eligible to apply for a waiver through HHS (this does NOT affect eligibility for such a waiver through a state HHS agency). [ 182 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/05/22/hhs-expands-j-1-waivers-for-clinical-care-physician/

The Department of Health and Human Services has a program to grant J-1 2 year home residency waivers for clinical care physicians. Under this program, the physician must be working in a Federally …

The biggest news this month is that the EB-1 category came current for Most Countries (but not all).  Additionally, the ...
05/06/2020
May 2020 Visa Bulletin and Guidance from Mr. Oppenheim are out

The biggest news this month is that the EB-1 category came current for Most Countries (but not all). Additionally, the EB-2 category remained current. Otherwise, there was movement but not much in terms of surprises. Mr. Oppenheim did ensure us that the Visa Bulletin is being processed based upon the same infomration in the past during this difficult time. However, as he is working remotely, he did not have access to the necessary databases when talking with AILA this month, so was unable to make precise predictions. [ 349 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/05/06/may-2020-visa-bulletin-and-guidance-from-mr-oppenheim-are-out/

The biggest news this month is that the EB-1 category came current for Most Countries (but not all). Additionally, the EB-2 category remained current. Otherwise, there was movement but not much i…

USCIS has indicated that they are hoping to reopen their office on June 4, 2020 for biometrics and appointments. At this...
04/25/2020
USCIS aiming to open offices on June 4, 2020

USCIS has indicated that they are hoping to reopen their office on June 4, 2020 for biometrics and appointments. At this point, we cannot say if this will actually happen, but we will be sure to monitor reports and let you know if this target date changes.
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/04/25/uscis-aiming-to-open-offices-on-june-4-2020/

USCIS has indicated that they are hoping to reopen their office on June 4, 2020 for biometrics and appointments. At this point, we cannot say if this will actually happen, but we will be sure to mo…

On April 22, 2020. President Trump issued a proclamation "Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. La...
04/23/2020
How does the new Proclamation from the President Affect you?

On April 22, 2020. President Trump issued a proclamation "Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak." This proclamation is effective at 11:59 pm (ET) on April 23, 2020. The proclamation will expire 60 days from its effective date and may be continued. Per the proclamation, the suspension and limitation on entry pursuant to section 1 of this proclamation applies to individuals who: [ 531 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/04/23/how-does-the-new-proclamation-from-the-president-affect-you/

On April 22, 2020. President Trump issued a proclamation “Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak…

As most, if not all, of you, have heard, our President is preparing an executive order to limit immigration into the Uni...
04/22/2020
Upcoming Executive Order Regarding Immigration

As most, if not all, of you, have heard, our President is preparing an executive order to limit immigration into the United States. At this time, as the order has not been finalized, we cannot say what the impact will be on individual cases. Below is a list of what we have heard may, or may not, be included in the order: [ 168 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/04/22/upcoming-executive-order-regarding-immigration/

As most, if not all, of you, have heard, our President is preparing an executive order to limit immigration into the United States. At this time, as the order has not been finalized, we cannot say…

This is just an update on what is and is not happening with USCIS, DOS and SEVP during the Covid-19 pandemic. First, it ...
04/18/2020
Update on USCIS, DOS, SEVP and Covid-19

This is just an update on what is and is not happening with USCIS, DOS and SEVP during the Covid-19 pandemic. First, it is important to remember that things are changing so current USCIS policy may change very soon. To keep updated with current policies, you can go to the USCIS homepage at www.uscis.gov. USCIS Field Offices: All USCIS field offices are closed to the public. [ 987 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/04/18/update-on-uscis-dos-sevp-and-covid-19/

This is just an update on what is and is not happening with USCIS, DOS and SEVP during the Covid-19 pandemic. First, it is important to remember that things are changing so current USCIS policy may…

USCIS has closed all its field offices to the public until at least April 1, 2020 as of today.  Any appointments or biom...
03/18/2020
USCIS Closes all Field Offices to the Public until atleast April 1, 2020

USCIS has closed all its field offices to the public until at least April 1, 2020 as of today. Any appointments or biometrics scheduled today through April 1, 2020 are canceled and will be rescheduled once USCIS starts interviews and biometrics again. Please call us or email us if you have any questions! Our office is still open and we are available.
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/03/18/uscis-closes-all-field-offices-to-the-public-until-atleast-april-1-2020/

USCIS has closed all its field offices to the public until at least April 1, 2020 as of today. Any appointments or biometrics scheduled today through April 1, 2020 are canceled and will be resched…

This past month's Visa Bulletin had some bright spots and not so bright spots.  The biggest news is that the EB-2 catego...
03/11/2020
March Visa Bulletin Update – EB2 Remains current but EB3 Backlogged

This past month's Visa Bulletin had some bright spots and not so bright spots. The biggest news is that the EB-2 category remained current and most likely will remain current next month as well. Additionally, the EB-3 category was backlogged worldwide - and will most likely remain that way for the rest of the fiscal year (and, hopefully come back to current in October of this year). [ 500 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/03/11/march-visa-bulletin-update-eb2-remains-current-but-eb3-backlogged/

This past month’s Visa Bulletin had some bright spots and not so bright spots. The biggest news is that the EB-2 category remained current and most likely will remain current next month as w…

On January 31, 2020 President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding the Travel Ban enacted in 2018 to inclu...
02/07/2020
Additional Countries Added to Travel Ban

On January 31, 2020 President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding the Travel Ban enacted in 2018 to include certain foreign nationals of the following six countries: Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these additions were based on an assessment from the Department of Homeland Security after reviewing updated security assessment criteria first established after the first iteration of the travel ban. [ 937 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/02/07/additional-countries-added-to-travel-ban/

New Countries added to President Trump Travel Ban, Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania. Details and waiver follow.

Once again the EB-2 category has remained current despite the projections that there could be a backlog (although, as yo...
01/24/2020
February Visa Bulletin and Update from DOS

Once again the EB-2 category has remained current despite the projections that there could be a backlog (although, as you will see below, we are not yet out of the woods on the EB-2 retrogression as of yet). Below are the movements in most Family and Employment categories as well as an update from Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State on probable movement in the near future. [ 475 more words ]
https://immigrationbriefs.com/2020/01/24/february-visa-bulletin-and-update-from-dos/

Once again the EB-2 category has remained current despite the projections that there could be a backlog (although, as you will see below, we are not yet out of the woods on the EB-2 retrogression a…

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