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USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark

USCIS confirmed that it is no longer accepting service requests for I-765 applications that have been pending for more than 75 days unless the applications are outside of USCIS’s posted processing times.1:06 AM

USCIS Automatic Termination of OPT for F-1 Students If They Transfer to Different School or Begin Study at Another Educational Level

USCIS reminded F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) that transferring to another school or beginning study at another educational level automatically terminates their OPT, as well as their corresponding employment authorization document (EAD). USCIS will begin to enter the EAD termination date into its newly updated systems after receiving the information from ICE’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).1:46 AM

USCIS Provides Historical National Average Processing Times for All USCIS Offices

In March 2018, USCIS redesigned how it displays and calculates its processing times. Recently, USCIS published the national average processing times for select forms for FY2014 through FY2018, as of January 2018. These processing times are based on the age of the workload that USCIS has awaiting adjudication (pending cases) and combines data from all the USCIS offices.

Companies File Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order Challenging USCIS Policy Memo on Third-Party Worksites

Plaintiff companies filed a motion in a New Jersey district court for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction challenging USCIS’s policy memo on contracts and ititeraries requirements for H-1B petitions involving third party worksites and the special eligibility requirements for job contractors participating as employers in the H-1B program.

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Operations at Havana Field Office

USCIS announced that it has suspended operations at its Havana field office due to staff reductions at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba. During this suspension, USCIS’s field office in Mexico City will assume Havana’s jurisdiction, which only includes Cuba.

USCIS Changes to Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-129 Petitions

On October 12, 2017, USCIS changed the direct filing addresses for petitioners of Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker. Petitioners must now file Form I-129 according to the state where the company or organization’s primary office is located. In addition, petitioners located in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas must now file Form I-129 at the California Service Center. As of November 11, 2017, USCIS may reject forms filed at wrong service centers.

Brian D. Lerner (blerner@californiaimmigration.us) USCIS and the Notice to Appear

USCIS is authorized to issue Notices to Appear (NTAs) under INA §§103(a), 239(a) and 8 CFR §§2.1, 239.1.

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