USCIS Updates Policy to Ensure Petitioners Meet Burden of Proof for Nonimmigrant Worker Extension Petitions

WASHINGTON — Under updated policy guidance (PDF, 97 KB), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial petitions and extension requests for certain nonimmigrant visa categories. The guidance applies to nearly all nonimmigrant classifications filed using Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. “USCIS officers are at the front lines of the administration’s efforts to enhance the integrity of the immigration system,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “This updated guidance provides clear direction to help advance policies that protect the interests of U.S. workers.” As before, adjudicators must thoroughly review the petition and supporting evidence to determine eligibility for the benefit sought. The updated guidance instructs officers to [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: Alert, Employment Immigration, H1B visa, H1B Visa, News, Other Immigration Issues, Press Release|0 Comments

Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration

Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration The Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s William Stock talked about President-elect Trump’s immigration policy, including his pledge to cut federal funding for “sanctuary cities” that shelter illegal immigrants and do not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws.

By |December 14th, 2016|Categories: Alert, News, Other Immigration Issues|Tags: |0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons to Quickly file for your citizenship.

With the immigrants' fear soaring after the U.S elections, we are recommending to people who are eligible to file for their U.S citizenship to actually move forward with their applications. The five reasons stated below are just few of many on why someone should actually apply for naturalization (i.e. citizenship). The main reasons we are recommending people (those eligible) at this point to file for a U.S. citizenship through naturalization are: 1. There is an uncertainty prevailing on immigration laws. There are talks that there will be major immigration reforms including new criminal statutes against immigrants. If such statutes are enacted, many might no longer be eligible for citizenship. As such we recommend that any qualified applicant to actually apply [...]

By |December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Citizenship, Humanitarian Immigration, Other Immigration Issues|0 Comments

Exodus of Undocumented (illegal) immigrants and Muslims

In anticipation of President-elect Donald Trump taking office on January 20 2017, fear and despair have taken over. With Trump's promise to deport many of those are actually "illegal" and banning Muslims from the United States, many are finding themselves in an uneasy position and are planning to leave. In fact, many have already started leaving according to PBS Hour article: "Deportation fears grip immigrants after Trump’s election President-elect Donald Trump launched his candidacy on an anti-immigrant sentiment and has vowed to repeal a key Obama administration program that shields hundreds of thousands of people from deportation. Continue reading →" The question is whether we are going to see an exodus of immigrants and Muslims from the United States. Definitely [...]

By |November 12th, 2016|Categories: Asylum, Humanitarian Immigration, Other Immigration Issues|0 Comments

Republican Political Strategist Anna Navarro on Trump and Immigration

This is an awesome quick analysis of the position of Trump and Republicans on immigration. She sums it up in few words.

By |October 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Other Immigration Issues|0 Comments

Illegal Immigration cause the Rise of Donald Trump

According to the New York Times Donald Trump has used the situation of illegal immigration to gain political momentum. Donald says "I have have tapped into illegal immigration". This video shows his deposition in a lawsuit. As we already knew, immigration is the central part of the 2016 elections.

By |October 1st, 2016|Categories: News, Opinion, Other Immigration Issues|0 Comments

Visa Bulletin Predictions Podcast – September 2016

The Visa Bulletin is actually creating havoc for those waiting to obtain a permanent residence. Attorney Shah Peerally has tried to forecast some of the possible outcomes on the visas. Please listen to the podcast and share.

By |August 3rd, 2016|Categories: News, Other Immigration Issues, Processing Times|0 Comments

What happens to USCIS DACA database if Trump is President?

DACA - the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was  a program under the executive power of President Obama which roughly gave a work permit to millions of undocumented children in the United States. Now that the Supreme Court could neither renew DACA and its new program under DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents Arrival), many are fearful what will happen to those who have applied and have their names and data are on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) database.  By registering for DACA, many hoped to have a good life but now the fear of a Donald Trump presidency is causing a lot of issues for those who registered. When DACA was implemented the DHS made sure to tell people, [...]

By |June 26th, 2016|Categories: DHS, News, Opinion, Other Immigration Issues, Other Issues|Tags: |0 Comments

Will Trump cause a Negative Immigration Reform?

According to many polls, Donald Trump might actually be the next president of the United States of America. Lately he has been increasing his call to build a wall, to deport millions and to change the entire immigration system including the H1B visas, the student OPT program and many other changes. The question is whether he will implement all these changes and whether it is actually possible to do what he is saying? From a perspective of immigration law, there is a chance he might be successful in all.  Should he get the support of Congress and even without through executive actions, he might actually change the entire US immigration system.  Now the question is what should immigrants do? There [...]