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01/18/2019: USCIS Reminder of SAVE and SAVE Program Services in Operation During Partial Government Shutdown

01/18/2019: Demand of 20 Bi-Partisan U.S. Senators to Rescind New Policy of Accrual Unlawful Presence for Foreign Students and USCIS Director Response

01/17/2019: February New I-485 Filing Available Charts of the USCIS

01/17/2019: Potential SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) Conference Tomorrow of DACA Case, DHS v. Regents of the University of California, 18-587

01/17/2019: Effective 01/19/2019, New Designation of Countries Whose Workers are Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Applications

01/16/2019: USCIS Revises Policies and Procedures for Secure Identity Documents and Seeks Public Comments

01/15/2019: Matthew Oh Unavailable for the Week of 01/13/2019

01/15/2019: Employers, USCIS Advises on 01/15/2019 Unavailability of E-Veryfy Program and Support Services During Temporary Suspension

01/14/2019: Draft of "Final Rule" of H-1B Cap Pre-Registration Submitted to the OMB Last Friday, 01/11/2019

01/12/2019: OFLC Updates, 01/11/2019, Processing of H-2B Non-Agricultural Temporary Workers Labor Applications

01/11/2019: February Visa Bulletin Released

01/11/2019: Indian Media's Articulated Summary of Anticipated Tough Year 2019 Against Foreign Workers

01/09/2019: Continuing Partial Government Shutdown, Stalled Rule-Making Activities, and Stalled Employment-Based Immigration Proposed Rules

01/09/2019: OFLC Issues H-2B Labor Certification Processing Announcement After Receiving Approximately 5,276 H-2B Applications Covering More Than 96,400 Worker Positions in About Two Days for 33,000 Workers Cap under the Rule

01/07/2019: OFLC Issues "Last Status Update" Today on the iCERT System Operation Status

01/07/2019: OFLC Issues Update of Operating Status of the iCERT System - At 3:00 P.M. (EST)

01/07/2019: OFLC 2019 iCERT System FAQs Round 2 & Emergency Procedures for Filing Electronic H-2B Applications in the iCERT System Hereon When iCERT System Reopens Today

01/07/2019: OFLC 2019 iCERT System FAQs Round 1 of 01/06/2019 Re: Passwords and Other Q&A When iCERT Reopens Today

01/07/2019: iCERT Users, Do Not Lock-In ICERT Site Until After 3:00 P.M. (EST) Today, Other Than H-2B Temporary Labor Certification Filers

01/07/2019: Practical Freeze of Federal Rule Making Reports, Forcing the People in the Dark of the Update of Government Policies, During the Partial Government Shutdown

01/04/2019: USCIS 01/04/2019 Civics Test Answer Updates for Naturalization Applicants!

01/04/2019: OFLC Advises Non H-2B Filers Not to File Temporary Labor Applications " Until After 3:00 PM (EST)" Monday 01/07/2019!!

01/03/2019: iCERT System "Tentatively" Scheduled to Run Again Effective Monday, 01/07/2019 2:00 P.M. (EST)

01/02/2019: OFLC Updates the Sources of Current iCERT Outage

01/02/2019: Federal Register Publishing & Operation Currently Crippled by the Ongoing Partial Government Shutdown

01/02/2019: iCERT System Down Since Yesterday and Pending Further Notice

01/01/2019: H-1B Cap Pre-Registration Proposed Rule w/558 Comments Received as of 12/31/2018

01/01/2019: Irish "E-3 Visa" Legislative Bill Failed to Pass in the 115th Congress

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