Immigration Practices 101: Recent Trends And Changes

The United States immigration process saw major changes in the year 2017. Starting from the frenzy created by the travel ban in the starting of the year to the chaos of the DACA regulation, the immigration protocol saw an expansive transition in its normal practices.

The BAHA act was also established in the year 2017 which stated that higher wages and employment opportunities will be created for the US residents in order to safeguard their economic interests. The executive branch will be responsible for the administration of the laws that govern the entry of native citizens into the United States.

2018, likewise has come up with even more profound laws, rules, and regulations. It started with issuing                                                        

Phase out of the Temporary Protected Status for almost 25,000 people from El Salvador. A national injunction was released by the federal judge that prevented DACA from getting reissued. At Wildes & Weinberg P.C., we strictly work as per the prevailing immigration rules and trends to lend unmatched service levels. Our experienced attorneys study your case deeply and understand your requirements closely to impart proper guidance.


Following are the main attractions of the 2018 immigration trends:

Critical examination of visa applications and petitions

As soon as the BAHA order was passed, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) refrained from taking any actions and questioned the H-1B petition. This was done by issuing requests for evidence (RFEs) respectively. The USCIS started to critically evaluate the H-1B applications stating eligibility for computer programmers. The employers are bound to prepare the following mentioned:

  • RFEs
  • Visa Delays
  • AOS Interviews

Entrepreneur Parole Program

Effective from July 2017, The International Entrepreneur Rule was established by the previous administration. The overthrowing administration extended the effective date to March 2018. The consideration was to eliminate the program, however, in the Federal District Court meeting, it was decided to overrule the delay. As per the orders issued by the Federal District Court, the DHS and USCIS have started to accept these applications.

CBP border searches: Electronic equipment and research

In November 2018, an announcement was made by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to look for electronic equipment and devices on the US border. The new directive passed, overthrows the previous rule. According to the new directive passed, the officials can conduct a basic search and look for electronic equipment by requesting its access code. Methods of encryption and password can also be used. An advanced search can also be conducted in case the CBP official suspect any unusual or illegal activity. Procedures restricted to a specific purpose as well as limitations are also stated in the directives.    

If you wish to know more about your immigration status and the procedures involved, consult Wildes & Weinberg P.C. for comprehensive immigration solutions. They are the leading immigration experts with years of experience in the U.S.

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