Many people around the US have been experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are worried that medical treatment could negatively affect their immigration case. We’re here to tell you that if you need it, you should seek testing and treatment for COVID-19; it will not negatively affect your Public Charge test.
On December 6, 2019, USCIS announced its implementation of their new electronic registration process. The new system will be utilized in the next H-1B lottery and will require that employers interested in filing H-1B Cap-subject petitions for FY 2021 (including advanced degree-exempt petitions) now register and remit a $10 H-1B electronic registration fee.
Effective December 13, 2019, USCIS has widened its policy guidance (PDF, 290 KB) as it pertains to unlawful acts that may prevent naturalization applicants from meeting the “Good Moral Character” (GMC) requirement.
NBC News reports on December 19th that attorneys representing migrants seeking asylum at the border say that U.S. border agents are systematically writing the same wrong address on paperwork of the migrants, purposely causing hundreds of them with no way in which to receive communication about their cases and thereby undermining their ability find out if they have been granted asylum in the U.S.