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October 2018 Newsletter

Here’s our October 2018 newsletter, discussing USCIS’ new policy commencing removal proceedings after certain types of immigration benefit denials; the Automatic OPT extension cutoff on October 1; AN update on DHS’ anticipated regul…

USCIS No Longer Taking EAD Service Requests at 75-Day Mark

USCIS is no longer accepting escalations after 75 days for delayed applications for employment authorization. The 75-day policy had been in place when regulations required USCIS to adjudicate employment authorization applications within 90 days of fi…

DHS Seeks to Rescind Employment Authorization for H-4 Spouses of H-1b Workers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated in a May 2018 court filing that it plans to imminently publish a proposal to rescind its regulation permitting employment authorization for spouses of H-1B workers with approved permanent resident peti…