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USCIS Extends Temporary Suspension of Biometrics Collection for Some H-4, L-2, and E Derivative Applicants; Confirms Forthcoming Permanent Biometrics Exemption for All I-539 Applicants

Through September 30, 2023, USCIS will continue to suspend the biometrics collection requirement for applicants seeking H-4, L-2, and E derivative changes of status and extensions of stay on Form I-539. The temporary suspension had been set to terminate on…

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Fifth Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Ruling Against DACA But Remands to Lower Court in Light of New DACA Regulation and Preserves Status Quo for Current DACA Beneficiaries

On October 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court’s finding that the Department of Homeland Security’s 2012 memorandum establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is substantively and procedurally unlawful, but the…

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