USCIS/DHS extends the flexibility policy of Form I-9 requirements to September 17, 2020. The provision applies only to employees and workplaces that are operating remotely.

The Houston immigration court in Houston, Texas will continue to be closed until September 04, 2020.

USCIS plans to furlough 13,000 employees on August 30, 2020 unless it receives 1.2 billion bailout from Congress, It is estimated that USCIS will end the fiscal year on September 30, 2020 with a sizeable carryover balance.

Non-essential travel across the borders of Mexico and Canada will continue to be limited until September 21, 2020.

According to a legal decision by the Government Accountability Office issued on Friday August 14, 2020, both acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible for their posts under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act and the Homeland Security Act, and are serving illegally. Wolf and Cuccinelli…

DOS has announced that the agency will comply with the ruling issued on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York which enjoins the Department of State from “enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective” the Department’s rule related to the public charge ground of visa…

A federal judge on Thursday August 6, 2020 ordered coronavirus testing of everyone held at a California immigration detention center, saying authorities had shown “deliberate indifference to the risk of an outbreak.” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has “lost the right to be trusted” that the agency will take…

Last Friday (July 31, 2020) in a late-afternoon ruling by the U.S. District Court of Oregon,  the Honorable Karin Immergut denied the government’s motion to dismiss the case in Las Americas v Trump . The lawsuit, which was filed in December 2019, alleges that the Administration has failed to establish an impartial immigration court as required…

On August 3, 2020, USCIS published a Final Rule that significantly alters the USCIS fee schedule by adjusting fees by a weighted average increase of 20 percent, adding new fees, establishing multiple fees for nonimmigrant worker petitions, and limiting the number of beneficiaries for certain forms. The rule also removes certain fee exemptions, changes fee…

On July 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) enjoined the government from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective, the USCIS Final Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds (84 FR 41292, 8/14/19) for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak….