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Peerally Law Blog

  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions
    USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request. When an H-1B petitioner p…
    - 13 Mar 19, 4:08am -
  • Trump’s tough student and work visa policies are pushing legal immigrants to Canada
    Trump’s tough student and work visa policies are pushing legal immigrants to CanadaThe post Trump’s tough student and work visa policies are pushing legal immigrants to Canada appeared first on .
    - 7 Mar 19, 7:02am -
  • O1 Visa alternative to H1B
    Many don’t know that they might qualify for an O1 visa. O-1 Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business,…
    - 19 Feb 19, 3:41am -
  • USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A
    Changes to form I539. This is an announcement from the USCIS: We have revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and will publish the revised form on our website on March 11, 2019. Starting on March 11, 2019, we will only ac…
    - 14 Feb 19, 6:01pm -
  • DHS Announces Final Rule for a More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program
    Final Rule Effective Beginning April 1, 2019 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today for public inspection, a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for t…
    - 6 Feb 19, 6:04pm -
  • University of Farmington another UNNJ in the making
    DHS created a “fake university” to lure F1 students just like in the UNNJ. A lot of students were arrested and taken into custody. We will give you more information as it comes.The post University of Farmington another UNNJ in the making appeare…
    - 31 Jan 19, 5:43am -
  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions
    USCIS will resume premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree exemption (the “master’s cap”). Petitioners who have received requests for evidence (RFE…
    - 29 Jan 19, 3:52pm -
  • USCIS to Continue Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is continuing to implement the June 28, 2018, Policy Memorandum (PM), Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable…
    - 13 Nov 18, 6:17pm -
  • Shah Peerally Law Review by Richard (EB2-NIW Candidate)
    I was on a 12-month OPT after graduating with my masters degree in petroleum engineering. I landed a job with a State agency as a safety engineer with the goal of getting a 24-month STEM extension so I could have more time to figure out the next step…
    - 30 Oct 18, 3:39am -
  • October 2018 Visa Bulletin sees a jump on EB1, EB2 and EB3 for India
    Finally the October 2018 Visa Bulletin is out and we are seeing a good leap on EB1, EB2 and EB3 for India. Indian nationals with EB1 moving to June 2016, EB2 to March 2009 and EB3 surprisingly to January 2009. This move is welcomed although not enoug…
    - 13 Sep 18, 4:38pm -

Immigration Legal Blogs

  • Are you ready to take the big leap? – The EB1C and the L1A
    Are you ready to take your relationship forward, from casual to getting serious, from just thinking day to day to thinking in terms of a future together? Professional life, just like personal life, is a journey on the path to unleash your full profes…
    - 1 Apr 18, 2:15pm -
  • Do You Qualify for an EB1A?
    The Immigration Act of 1990 brought a national reform of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. The Act provided family-based immigration visa, created five distinct employment-based visas (such as EB1A, EB1B, EB1C, EB2, and EB3), categorize…
    - 3 Jan 18, 10:13pm -
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Rejected DACA Requests
    Specific guidance will be provided soon about the steps that a DACA recipient must take to resubmit his or her renewal request to USCIS if the filing was rejected due to U.S. Postal Service mail-service delays. Q1: Are any new DACA requests being acc…
    - 4 Dec 17, 3:10am -
  • Border Patrol Arrests Former DACA Recipient
    According to a press release from the Custom Border Patrol (CBP), .it seems that a former DACA recipient was arrested at the border trying to make an “illegal” entry into the United States. We do not have any information whether the DACA recipien…
    - 10 Nov 17, 5:14pm -
  • Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua And Honduras
    Release Date: November 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON— Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) d…
    - 8 Nov 17, 3:13am -
  • 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 vis…
    - 25 Oct 17, 5:52pm - News

  • February 2020 Visa Bulletin
    One of the biggest parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as … Continue reading →The post F…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 2:00pm -
  • J-1 Visa Taxes
    The United States tax system is a broad, murky, and deep topic. The most important thing is for every eligible taxpayer to have a basic knowledge of what is expected of them based on the category they belong to. As … Continue reading →The post J…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 2:30pm -
  • Green Card Without Sponsorship

    - 24 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 4:59pm -
  • O-1 Visa for Computer Scientists and Software Engineers

    - 40 days ago, 17 Dec 19, 2:30pm -
  • Can I Get an H-1B Without A Degree?
    One of the unique advantages of the H-1B classification is the way it accommodates a wide range of professionals with varying academic backgrounds, including those without a college degree. While most professional-level jobs in the United States requ…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Dec 19, 2:30pm -
  • USCIS Fee Schedule Change
    On Friday, November 8th, 2019, the Department of State (DHS) released a statement that there would be an adjustment to the immigration processing fees to meet their operational needs. This notice of proposed rulemaking has been published in the Feder…
    - 48 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 2:30pm -
  • Can I Work For Multiple Employers on an O-1 Visa?
    The opportunity to work for multiple employers is one of the most advantageous perks of the O-1 visa. While many people are aware of this, only a few understand how it really works. How exactly can an O-1 visa holder … Continue reading →The post…
    - 51 days ago, 6 Dec 19, 2:30pm -
  • O-1 Visa RFE
    It has now become an increasingly common trend for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for documentation supporting the O-1 extraordinary ability criteria. No matter how eligible you ma…
    - 54 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 2:30pm -
  • USCIS Updates Fee Waiver Requirements
    On Friday, October 25, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that there would be a change to its process of determining applicants’ eligibility for a waiver for immigration fees. According to the release, th…
    - 62 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 2:30pm -
  • O-1 Visa Work Restrictions
    While working on an O-1 visa can be more flexible compared to most other nonimmigrant visas, there are some work restrictions and limitations attached to it. If you are about to apply for the O-1 visa, it is crucial to … Continue reading →The po…
    - 66 days ago, 21 Nov 19, 2:30pm - News

  • A Closer Look at the Citizenship Test
    After an applicant has filed for US naturalization, he or she must pass the citizenship test in order to achieve citizen status. The naturalization test is administered by immigration officers and is designed to help determine whether an applicant ha…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Anchor Babies
    Birthright in the US ensures that anyone who is born to US citizens outside of the US and anyone who is born in the US is entitled to US citizenship. Citizenship by birthright was guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, passed in July 1868. The 14th Amendm…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Expiring Work Authorization
    US citizens and permanent residents have the right to work in the US with few or no restrictions. If a person can show a valid green card or proof of citizenship, they can show that they are authorized to work in the US. Those who are not citizens or…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Rubio Supports the Dream Act in Some Form
    Although the DREAM Act has not passed in Florida or on a Federal level, several legislators still support the proposed legislation and hope to get some form of the law passed eventually. Recently, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has stated that…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Is it Good to Have Private Prisons for Immigration Detentions?
    This year, the federal government is expected to deport over 400 000 undocumented immigrants, possibly breaking a new deportation record. These large numbers mean that many cases in immigration courts are pending, in part because the courts cannot ke…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Immigration reform within 6 months
    President Barack Obama says that the bipartisan group of senators who are working on legislation for immigration reform are following a “reasonable timetable” and has suggested that he will push forward to try and have a bill passed within the fi…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • US Immigration Law to be Reviewed by Supreme Court
    Ever since a controversial immigration law was passed in Arizona, there has been legal opposition to the legislation. Now, the United States Supreme Court is reviewing that law, which requires police to check immigration status of people who are stop…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Immigration reform amendment killed by House Budget Committee
    With just 33 working days remaining until Congress goes into recess on July 4th, one Democrat in the House of Representatives attempted a new method of getting Congressional members to vote on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. Representa…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Support for immigration reform remains undiminished
    Regardless of whether House majority leader Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat was caused by the issue of immigration, two significant new polls seem to indicate that the great majority of Americans, including many conservative Republicans, continue to…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • New proposals for immigration changes sans Congress
    The Department of Homeland Security has announced two new proposals to allow 100,000 skilled immigrant workers to become eligible for work visas.  This is the latest step toward a change in policy and would get around the continued intransigence of…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -

Global Immigration Blog

  • USCIS Announces Iranians Are No Longer Eligible for E-1 or E-2 Visa Status
    USCIS has announced that Iranians in the U.S. will not be eligible for extensions of E-1 or E-2 visa status or changes to that status from another visa classification. The announcement comes more than a year after the U.S. Department of State notifie…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 5:37pm -
  • DHS Unaffected by New USMCA Treaty, Continues Increased Scrutiny of TN, Other Visas
    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed into law in 1993, eliminated trade barriers and increased investment opportunities between the three signatory countries, the United States, Mexico, and Canada. After more than 25 years, the agr…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 3:59pm -
  • Travel Ban Update
    President Donald Trump, while at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, announced that he planned to add countries to the Travel Ban which currently denies entry to certain individuals from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, S…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 10:33pm -
  • What to Expect in 2020 for Foreign Nationals Seeking New, Renewed Driver’s Licenses
    Since 2013, a growing number of states have been issuing driver’s licenses in one form or another to undocumented workers. New York and New Jersey are just joining the list that includes California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jan 20, 3:00pm -
  • Demand for H-2B Visas Remains Higher than Supply
    The peak H-2B filing season opened on January 2, 2020, and by the next day the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) in the Department of Labor (DOL) had received approximately 5,000 applications for 87,000 seasonal workers. Only 33,000 are av…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 8:40pm -
  • Significant Visa Fee Increases for Australian Nationals
    U.S. firefighters coming to help extinguish the devastating forest fires were cheered when they arrived at the airport in Sydney, Australia. In the past, in what became a reciprocal arrangement, Australian firefighters have assisted U.S. firefighters…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 4:23pm -
  • Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Allows Filing of Green Card Applications
    While Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries await the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion and most Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries also are in limbo, Liberians have been given what appears to be a pathway to citizenshi…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jan 20, 5:52pm -
  • Growing USCIS Processing Backlog Continues into New Year
    USCIS is starting the year with a growing backlog of processing delays. In May 2019, a bi-partisan group of Senators wrote to USCIS requesting information on why the service-oriented agency adjudicating immigration benefits, such as work authorizatio…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jan 20, 3:42pm -
  • Company Challenges USCIS Authority to Approve H-1B Visas for Less Than Period Requested
    After receiving several H-1B approvals for periods shorter than requested, IT consulting services company Flexera Global has sued USCIS in the federal court for the Southern District of Texas requesting an order directing USCIS to approve H-1B petiti…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 7:57pm -
  • American Samoans are U.S. Citizens by Birth, Judge Rules
    The federal government’s practice of designating individuals born in American Samoa as “noncitizen nationals” is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups has ruled. Fitisemanu et al. v. U.S., No. 1:18-cv-00036-CW (D. Utah Dec. 12, 2…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 19, 3:39pm -