The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the November 2016 Visa Bulletin. This is the 2nd visa bulletin for the 2017 fiscal year (FY2017).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the October 2016 Visa Bulletin. This is the first visa bulletin for the 2017 fiscal year (FY2017).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the September 2016 Visa Bulletin. This is the last visa Bulletin for the 2016 fiscal year (FY2016).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the August 2016 Visa Bulletin. This is the eleventh visa Bulletin for the 2016 fiscal year (FY2016).

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released the July 2016 Visa Bulletin. This is the tenth visa Bulletin for the 2016 fiscal year (FY2016).

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USCIS announced that it has made its website easier to use on a mobile device. According to USCIS, approximately 30% of its website users visit using a mobile device.

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USCIS provides I-485 employment-based (EB) inventory statistics updated on 1/12/16, including a chart with EB I-485 inventory pending at service centers and field offices, as well as charts broken down by individuals born in “all other chargeability,” China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines.

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A report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) detailing the current laws on family-based immigration and the associated issues. It also covers potential legal and policy challenges involved in reforming the system.

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CBP announces additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015. A new ESTA form with additional eligibility requirements is now available.

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According to the American Immigration Lawyer Association, USCIS has determined that for family-sponsored filings, you may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart for March 2016. USCIS has determined that for employment-based filings, the Application Final Action Dates in the DOS Visa Bulletin for March 2016 must be used.

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