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Blog Posts in April, 2016

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  • USCIS Message: Processing Times
    USCIS Message: Processing Times

    Recent months have seen news headlines about the delays in processing times for many types of visas. Today the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a statement on the ...

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  • Counseling Clients on the New STEM OPT Regulations
    Counseling Clients on the New STEM OPT Regulations

    On May 10, 2016, the new DHS final rule that allows certain F-1 STEM students who have elected to pursue 12 months of optional practical training (OPT) in the United States to extend the OPT period by ...

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  • AAO Releases New Average Processing Times
    AAO Releases New Average Processing Times

    The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) released a new processing time report , with processing dates as of April 1, 2016.

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  • DOL Provides H-1B Statistics for the Second Quarter of FY2016
    DOL Provides H-1B Statistics for the Second Quarter of FY2016

    DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) provided statistics on H-1Bs as of March 31, 2016, including the number of labor condition applications (LCAs) received and processed, as well as the ...

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  • Q&As from AILA Liaison Meeting with DOS
    Q&As from AILA Liaison Meeting with DOS

    DOS provided answers to questions raised by AILA during the April 7, 2016, meeting with the AILA DOS Liaison Committee. Topics discussed included communicating with consular posts, blanket L visa ...

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  • Defending DAPA and Expanded DACA Before the Supreme Court: A Guide to United States v. Texas
    Defending DAPA and Expanded DACA Before the Supreme Court: A Guide to United States v. Texas

    The American Immigration Council released a guide that provides brief answers to common questions about United States v. Texas , the case challenging President Obama's executive actions on ...

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