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Why isn’t DHS exercising Prosecutorial Discretion in a Meaningful Way?

In April 24, 2014, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) from the University of Sycaruse reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) only grants Prosecutorial Discretion (PD) on extremely rare occasions. Yet, since 2011, DHS has repeatedly asserted that ICE focuses on high priority cases and will consider PD for undocumented immigrants who are not a


Premium Processing to Begin April 28, 2014 for H-1B Cap Subject Cases

On April 17, 2014 USCIS announced it will begin premium processing on April 28, 2014 for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap. In a previous announcement USCIS said that it would begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases “no later than April 28,” but now USCIS confirmed that it will not start processing premium processing cases until April 28, 2014.