Weekly Immigration News (June 20-July 03)

Weekly Immigration News (June 20-July 03)

New List of Professional Occupation

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) released its Appendix A, which implements the new list of professional occupations for the July 2023 through June 2024 wage year and will be effective starting July 1, 2023.

Passport Applications for Minors

Department of State (DOS) final rule related to passport applications for minors under age 16. Effective from July 24, 2023, the rule removes from the list of acceptable documentary evidence of sole authority/custody a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) listing only the applying parent.

DOS 30-Day Notice

Department of State (DOS) 30-day notice and request for comment on updates to Form DS-2029, Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America, and DS-5507, Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage, and Support.

USCIS 30-Day Notice

USCIS 30-day notice and request for comments on revisions to four forms including Form I-698, Form G-1482, Form I-290B, and finally, Form I-942.

USCIS 60-Day Notice

USCIS 60-Day Notice and Request for Comment on Revisions to Form I-9,  Form I-9NG, and  E-Verify Program.

Dignity Act of 2023

House Representatives Maria Elvira Salazar and Veronica Escobar introduced a bipartisan immigration bill in the House of Representatives on May 23. The bill, titled “Dignity Act of 2023”, would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, update the legal immigration process, and establish “humanitarian campuses” on the U.S. border that would process asylum claims in 60 days.

Source: USCIS & AILA

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