Visa Bulletin Predictions for June 2016

While it is quite impossible to predict the visa bulletin, Shah Peerally has actually tried his best to analyze the situation of EB2 and EB3 India and China. This is based on some of the factors affected the number of the applications, the background checks putting hold on cases, and of course luck. See our video on the predictions, and also please sign the petition to reduce the time on EB2 and EB3 for India and China. Note that this is just an estimate not the actual visa bulletin.

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Processing Times, Visa Bulletin|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why so many undocumented Immigrants?

With the Supreme Court taking on US v Texas this coming week, we often wonder why so many undocumented workers from Mexico and other countries are in the United States. In addition, this election year has raise the stake of the situation of undocumented people inside the United States. Some want to deport them all others want to deport them and build a wall. Illegal immigration has been a rather tenacious issue within American politics for the past few decades. However, despite the media spotlight on illegal immigration, the American public remains in the dark as to why there are more than 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States today. The entire debate over illegal immigration has been dumbed down [...]

By |April 17th, 2016|Categories: News, Other Issues|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Press Release – RE: Finding the Truth about the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ)

For Immediate Press Release April 16 2016 Newark CA - We would like to bring to you a pressing story because it is affecting the lives of 1500 to 6000 foreign students. The story has been mostly unfolding as a that of a big and successful sting operations conducted by the Department of Homeland Security in catching 21 “criminal” brokers who were taking advantage of the system. While the story might be true against the defendants mentioned in the complaints from the Justice Department (see page http://bit.ly/unnjjusticedept), the issue for students who attended UNNJ are totally different. Many of them are now without immigration status, facing deportation or even in detention. The two stories from Buzzfeed and India West show [...]

By |April 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

University of Northern New Jersey News

The entire thing was a very questionable sting operation. We have been receiving hundreds of calls in the past week. As we hear the story of the students and their versions of situation, it seems that there are a lot of flaws in this operation. Entrapment is the word that comes to mind - In Jacobson v. United States, 503 U.S. 540, 548 (1992). “Government agents may not originate a criminal design, implant in an innocent person’s mind the disposition to commit a criminal act, and then induce commission of the crime so that the Government may prosecute.” A valid entrapment defense has two related elements: (1) government inducement of the crime, and (2) the defendant’s lack of predisposition to [...]

By |April 16th, 2016|Categories: Student F1 Visas|Tags: |0 Comments

Updates on University of Northern New Jersey

On April 5th 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closed down a school known as the University of Northern New Jersey (UNNJ). UNNJ was set up by the government as a sting operation to “trap” both brokers and foreign students on possible visa fraud. The operation had twenty-one brokers charged with several counts of visa fraud, harboring aliens among other charges. Today not only the brokers are affected but thousands of students who attended the school. While the sting operation, uprooted many alleged criminals, it left thousands of foreign students mainly from India and China in either a limbo or in fear of prosecution. Since April 6th 2016, our law firm has been swamped with call all across the United [...]

University of Northern New Jersey – A Sting Operation by the Federal Government

 Breaking News From ICE website: 21 charged with fraudulently enabling hundreds of foreign nationals to remain in US through fake “pay-to-stay” New Jersey college  NEWARK, N.J. — Twenty-one brokers, recruiters, and employers were arrested Tuesday from across the United States, who allegedly conspired with more than a thousand foreign nationals to fraudulently maintain student and foreign worker visas through a “pay-to-stay” New Jersey college. The arrests resulted from an extensive probe led by U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). “While the United States fully supports international education, we will vigorously investigate those who seek to exploit the U.S. immigration system,” said ICE Director Sarah R. Saldaña. “As a result of this operation, HSI special agents have [...]

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: News, Student Visas|0 Comments

USCIS Accepting H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 as from April 1, 2016

Release Date: March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON – On April 1, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming. The congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visas for FY 2017 is 65,000. The first 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for individuals with a U.S. master’s degree or higher are exempt from the 65,000 cap. USCIS expects to receive more than 65,000 petitions during the first five business days of this year’s program. The agency will monitor the number of petitions received and notify the public [...]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments