Entries by Ileana Soto

DHS confirms compliance with Judge Garaufis’ Order regarding DACA

As of December 7, 2020, USCIS is accepting first time DACA applicants based on the terms of the original DACA policy that was in place prior to September 5, 2017. They will also be accepting renewals and applications for advance parole. Furthermore, extensions will given to those who were granted one year grants of deferred […]

Premium Processing Fee Increases

USCIS has announced that as of today, October 19, 2020, Premium processing fees will increase from $1,440 to $2,500 for all filings except petitioners filing for an R-1 or H-2B. The increase for those specific visas will be from $1,440 to $1,500. Any filings postmarked from today onward that have the incorrect fee will be […]

Trump Administration Rescinds Student Visa Policy

U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs recounted the Trump administration’s decision to rescind a directive that would have barred international students from the United States if their colleges had made the decision to have all classes online for the Fall 2020 semester. ICE will therefore revert to the March 13, 2020 guidance stating that international students […]