201811.05
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New Texas Service Center Facility

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), General Services Administration (GSA) and federal contractor Trammell Crow Company and Gensler broke ground in early October on the future home of the Texas Service Center (TSC), near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The TSC will be the sole occupant of the planned 267,000-square-foot building, housing approximately 1,000 employees who…

201804.22
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USCIS Will Destroy Undelivered Documents After 60 Days

Undelivered Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days USCIS recently announced that beginning April 2, 2018 USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents that are returned to USCIS by the Post Office as being deliverable after 60 days if USCIS is not contacted by…

201509.01
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Delays in I-765 or I-485 Work Authorization

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has communicated that work authorization applications have been suffered delays. The report shows the delays occurring after the stage of getting the I-765 or I-485 approved but before receiving the employment authorization card or permanent residency card. Causes for the I-765 / I-485 Delay USCIS has linked the work authorization…

201508.25
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Obama’s Accountability Administrative Actions on Immigration

Back in November, the President issued his executive action to address the immigration system. Prior to it being held up in courts, it would have impacted border security, prioritizing deportation where appropriate and improving the system for high skill workers, students and similar individuals. Unlike the Presidents executive action, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…

201507.10
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DACA Recipients With 3 Year EADs Must Return EAD by 7/17/15

USCIS sent a letter to DACA recipients who have not returned their three-year Employment Authorization Document (EAD), stating “USCIS must receive your EAD by 7/17/15. Failure to return the invalid EAD without good cause may affect your deferred action and employment authorization.” On July 7, 2015, Judge Hanen in the Texas v. United States litigation issued an Order setting…