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Fiscal Year 2016 to 2020 (up to September 30, 2020) Processing Times (in Months)  
DHS will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule beginning on Feb. 24, 2020, including in Illinois. DHS published the rule on Aug. 14, 2019, but, shortly before the final rule was scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 15, 2019, several federal courts enjoined the rule (that is, legally prohibited DHS from implementing it at that time). The U.S. Supreme Court stayed the last remaining injunction on Feb. 21, 2020, and therefore DHS is no longer prevented from implementing the final rule.  
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.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a teleconference listening session on Wednesday, July 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern, to provide feedback on President Trump’s Executive Order: Buy American and Hire American.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to attend a listening session on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern about strengthening protections for U.S. workers and implementing the Buy American and Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order (EO).
ALERT: On Dec. 31, 2020, the Known Employer pilot will expire, as USCIS has elected to not further extend it. USCIS will continue to process applications submitted under the pilot through Dec. 31, 2020, and will reject any applications submitted under the pilot starting Jan. 1, 2021. USCIS thanks all who were involved in the pilot.
Use this form to apply for initial NM-1, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status. You must file this form with your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. 
USCIS is taking numerous steps to respond to increasing humanitarian caseloads, including increasing staffing levels and re-prioritizing applications for interview scheduling. 
1.  What was the purpose of centralization of FOIA processing? Was it accomplished?  How many FOIA staff are at the NRC?  Are there staff located elsewhere?
We recognize that many U.S. citizens wish to help and adopt Nepali children affected by the earthquake in April 2015. Adoption by a U.S. citizen, by itself, does not make the child a U.S. citizen or immediately eligible to immigrate to the United States. Before a child may immigrate to the United States immediately as a result of an intercountry adoption or proposed intercountry adoption, we must determine: