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Form Update: USCIS Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

Form Update: USCIS Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A

USCIS is set to publish revised Form I-539 Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status and new form I-539A, which replaces form Supplement A, on March 11, 2019. Find out what’s changed and what’s new.

FAQs: What is the Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

FAQs:  What is the Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

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).

Will the 2018 government shutdown affect my immigration application?

Will the 2018 government shutdown affect my immigration application?

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.

@AILANational Know Your Rights Flyer for Green Card Holders

@AILANational Know Your Rights Flyer for Green Card Holders

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national association of over 15,000 immigration lawyers and practitioners, who represent families seeking permanent residence for their close family members; U.S. businesses seeking global talent; foreign students, entertainers, artists, and athletes; as well as asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis, has released a Know-Your-Rights Flyer for Green Card holders detained at a port of entry.

FAQs on USCIS Implementation of New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTA)

FAQs on USCIS Implementation of New Policy on Notices to Appear (NTA)

Beginning October 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing the June 28 Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens Policy Memorandum (PM) (PDF, 140 KB), which affects green card applicants applying for permanent residency and individuals who are applying to change or extend their nonimmigrant visa status. Read our FAQs here.

AILA Video: Trump administration Public Charge rule could result in green card denials

AILA Video: Trump administration Public Charge rule could result in green card denials

REVISED: October 1, 2018

On September 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced the upcoming publication of a proposed rule that if implemented as written, would prevent immigrants from securing lawful permanent residence and remaining with their families in the United States, simply because at any time in the past, they (or their dependents) received some type of basic health care support, nutrition assistance, or other vital services.