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Tag: Department of Homeland Security

  • USCIS Announces Plans to Implement Security Enhancements to the Visa Waiver Program

    Last week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson announced that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State, along with certain other federal agencies, will begin introducing a number of additional and revised security criteria for all participants in the Visa Waiver Program. The criteria will apply to new and current members of […]

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  • What You Need to Know About the Possible Homeland Security Shutdown

    Why might the Department of Homeland Security shut down? The Senate has been in a stalemate because of immigration amendments the House attached to the bill last month related to the executive orders issued by President Obama. These executive orders would defer deportations for millions of migrants who are now in the United States illegally. […]

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  • DHS Extending Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

    Change to reduce economic burdens, personal stresses experienced by many USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez announced today that effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence. DHS has amended the regulations to allow these […]

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  • Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

      The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it is considering a “Known Employer” pilot program in order to aid in U.S.-Canada business travel. The program would streamline adjudication of certain types of employment-based immigration benefit requests filed by eligible U.S. employers. The program will be designed to: • Make adjudications more efficient […]

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  • Department of Homeland Security Releases Year-end Statistics

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released its fiscal year 2014 enforcement statistics from the DHS Office of Immigration Statistics, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). All three agency’s statistics are being reported and released together in an effort to promote transparency and timely reporting to […]

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