The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for what is likely to be the agency’s busiest travel season ever, as 263 million passengers and crew are projected to pass through security checkpoints nationwide from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend – Thursday, May 23, through Tuesday, September 3.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently released information on the recent processing delays at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), saying that the delays have reached crisis levels. We are sharing this information to our clients and readers experiencing delays with the adjudication of their immigration applications at USCIS.
The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, sets standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses. The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. Enforcement begins in 18 months at all U.S. airport checkpoints. Find out how this development may affect you.
U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are allowed to work in the United States. Having an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is one way to prove that you are allowed to work in the United States for a specific time period. Read our FAQs about the employment authorization document (work permit).
UPDATED: January 3, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee-funded services remain unaffected by the shutdown. However, Immigration Court (EOIR) is closed except for detained cases. ICE enforcement and removal operations will continue, and ICE attorneys are working on the detained docket. Assume that check-ins are proceeding as per usual. The Department of State is still providing passport and visa services. U.S. district courts are all reacting differently in different jurisdictions. Contact the relevant court to see how the shutdown may affect your case.