Aug. 12: Final Rule Enforcing Long-Standing Public Charge Inadmissibility Law
Certain nonimmigrants temporarily in the U.S. may file online to extend their stay
Buy American and Hire American: Putting American Workers First and Protecting the Interests of U.S. Workers
On Aug. 14, 2019, DHS will publish the Final Rule on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds prescribing how DHS will determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on his or her likelihood of becoming a public charge at any time in the future, as set forth in section 212(a)(4) of the INA. The rule will become effective 60 days after publication, on Oct. 15, 2019.
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On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order, which seeks to create higher wages and employment rates for U.S. workers and to protect their economic interests by rigorously enforcing and administering our immigration laws. It also directs DHS, in coordination with other agencies, to advance policies to help ensure H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid beneficiaries.
USCIS is working on a combination of rulemaking, policy memoranda, and operational changes to implement the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. We are creating and carrying out these initiatives to protect the economic interests of U.S. workers and prevent fraud and abuse within the immigration system.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued policy guidance (PDF, 305 KB) in the USCIS Policy Manual to address its discretion to grant employment authorization to foreign nationals who are paroled into the United States, including those who are otherwise inadmissible.
“USCIS and the Legacy of Ellis Island” tells the story of Ellis Island through the perspective of those who worked there and highlights the historical connections between our mission and this iconic historic site. Watch the trailer or view the full video on our Youtube channel.