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Visa Waiver Program Participants Are Required to Have an e-Passport to Travel to the U.S.

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Last August, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that travelers participating in the Visa Waiver Program to travel to the United States would be required to have an e-Passport by April 1, 2016. (more…)

USCIS Proposes Hike in Filing Fees

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On May 4, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice in the Federal Register for comment in connection with a proposed increase in fees for certain immigration and naturalization benefits.  After the required 60 day comment period, USCIS will publish a final rule in the Federal Register with the what the actual filing fees will be. (more…)

USCIS Finishes Data Entry of H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On May 2, 2016, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) notified stakeholders and the public that it completed data entry of all fiscal year 2017 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected by its random computer-generated lottery. (more…)