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Did USCIS Immediately Deny Your Adjustment of Status Application Following a Change of Employment?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ombudsman’s office reported that it has received reports of the agency not issuing Notices of Intent to Deny following a change of jobs, as required by the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) and USCIS policy guidance, but instead is immediately denying pending Form I-485 (Application… Read More

Ninth Circuit Rules That Revocation of I-140 Trumps Portability

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may revoke its previous approval of a visa petition at any time for “good and sufficient cause.” In Herrera v. USCIS, the court found that the plaintiff’s changing jobs (“portability”) did not shield her… Read More