June and July have been busy months of speaking engagements as well as meeting various deadlines mainly H1b RFEs. (You know what I am talking about if you are dealing with them too!). Follow us on Twitter to get real time updates, if you are not already since blogging updates has been a little slow. Here is a quick summary of some immigration issues that have come up over the last couple of months that might be of interest:
1. DACA: USCIS is recalling DACA cards that were issued for 3 years. Any card issued after February 2015 must be returned. Clients must act proactively to ensure their deferred action status is not cancelled. (I would like to add a note that President Obama and the Administration is really trying to help undocumented immigrants. The Administration is taking this action because there is a court order to do so). The deadline is July 31. Act now if you have not as your deferred action status will be in jeopardy otherwise! Read more here.
2. Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility: Update to the Federal Register has been issued following the Executive Actions on immigration regarding who is a qualified relative in a case where one must show hardship. This is done in an effort to keep families united. Read more here.
3. Entrepreneur Parole: A few weeks ago, USCIS held a stakeholder teleconference to seek input from members of the public. USCIS seems to genuinely want more information on how best to create this new provision. Though there was a deadline to submit opinions and suggestions, I recommend that people still send in their thoughts.
I will write about each of my speaking events individually soon. Stay tuned!