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  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 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 .
    - 20 days ago, 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,…
    - 36 days ago, 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…
    - 40 days ago, 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…
    - 48 days ago, 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…
    - 55 days ago, 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…
    - 56 days ago, 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 -

immi-usa.com News

  • H1B Revoked & Layoffs: FAQs
    Getting an H-1B visa is no small feat. Between finding an employer to sponsor you, being selected in the cap, and waiting until October 1st to start working, the H-1B is a visa that is more involved than most other … Continue reading →The post H…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 1:30pm -
  • April 2019 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 A…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 6:30pm -
  • L-1 vs E-2 Visa
    Entering and working in the U.S. can be achieved under various employment visa options, and the L-1 and E-2 visas are some of the most utilized of these options. But while they both grant holders the ability to live and … Continue reading →The p…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:30pm -
  • E-2 Visa Documents: Evidence to File
    The U.S. government has reserved visa classifications for countries with which it maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation. Among other things, the citizens of these countries are given the privilege of setting up investment as E-2 Treaty Invest…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 1:30pm -
  • H-1B Wage Level 1 RFEs – How to Avoid & Respond
    The H1-B visa category used to be an incredibly reliable visa category with clear guidelines on how a petitioner will be assessed and granted a visa. Unfortunately, there has been some recent confusion with respect to changes in how H1-B … Continue…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 2:30pm -
  • J-1 to H-1B Visa
    The J-1 and H-1B visas are both temporary nonimmigrant visas that allow foreign nationals to live and work in the U.S. However, their similarities end there. The J-1 is based on programs while the H-1B uses employers as sponsors. There … Continue r…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 2:30pm -
  • J-1 Waiver: Marriage to a U.S. Citizen
    The J-1 visa is a common and popular nonimmigrant work and study visa that encourages foreign nationals to come to the U.S. temporarily to learn and gain skills to take back to their home country. J-1 visa holders are completely … Continue reading…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 2:30pm -
  • L-1 Versus H-1B Visas
    Two of the most common nonimmigrant work visas are the L-1 and H-1B visas. Because of their similarities, it can be difficult to tell the difference and even more difficult to decide between the two if you are in the … Continue reading →The post…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 2:30pm -
  • Work Permit (I-765) Renewal
    Entering the United States with a visa does not necessarily guarantee you the right to work. For many nonimmigrant visas (such as the H-4 visa), you will need to get a work permit to be able to be employed in … Continue reading →The post Work Pe…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 2:30pm -
  • H1B Lottery 2018-2019 | Results, Process, and Chances (Updated 2/25/19)
    Check out “The Complete Guide on H-1B Visa 2019-20 News, Quota, Lottery Predictions The United States Citizen and Immigration Services officially announced on April 12, 2018 that the H-1B lottery was completed for fiscal year 2018-19. Only 190,098…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 2:00pm -

us-immigration.com News

  • Government Shutdowns and Backlog Increasing
    President Donald Trump has refused to sign government funding legislation that does not include $5 billion for a wall between Mexico and the U.S. This resulted in a government shutdown, which in turn has resulted in the closure of a number of immigra…
    - 64 days ago, 22 Jan 19, 7:11am -
  • New USCIS Policy Can Result in Application Denials
    Do you know that an application you file with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) could be denied if you happen to make a mistake while completing it? USCIS adopted a new policy on September 11, 2018, according to which a U…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 7:22am -
  • USCIS May Deport Legal Immigrants
    Even legal immigrants can be deported from the U.S., according to a new policy adopted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). When people file applications with the USCIS to receive immigration benefits, they will have to…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 7:21am -
  • Iowa Activists and Immigrants Call for Reform
    Over 90 immigration activists gathered at the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Saturday afternoon to call for immigration rights and express their concern about the current implementation of US immigration policy. Natalia Espina, who helped to arrange the…
    - 29 Oct 18, 10:12am -
  • More Immigrants Coming from El Salvador
    On Sunday, a new group of immigrants set off from El Salvador toward the US, in the wake of thousands of other immigrants from Central American nations who have taken similar journeys to try to escape from violence and poverty over the last few weeks…
    - 29 Oct 18, 10:10am -
  • Immigrant Founders Behind Most U.S. $1 Billion Start-ups
    According to a new National Foundation for American Policy study, 50 out of 91, or 55%, of all $1 billion start-up firms in the US have at least one founder who is an immigrant to the US. These 50 companies have, on average, created over 1,200 jobs p…
    - 26 Oct 18, 11:06am -
  • 800 More Troops to Be Deployed to the Border
    The Trump administration is expected to deploy more US troops to the southern border to assist with security operations in response to the ‘caravan’ of immigrants from Central America walking through Mexico to the US border, according to US offic…
    - 26 Oct 18, 11:05am -
  • Immigration Fraud Led to Deportation Threats
    According to the US government, a woman pretended to be a lawyer with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to defraud immigrants attempting to gain legal status in the US and then threatened to have them deported if they tried to complain. Jessi…
    - 25 Oct 18, 10:43am -
  • Record Numbers of Immigrant Families Arrested at U.S. Border
    The White House claims that a ‘record-shattering surge’ in immigrant families apprehended at the Southwest border has occurred during the last year, adding that US immigration law loopholes are responsible. Figures released on Wednesday by US Cus…
    - 25 Oct 18, 10:39am -
  • Controversial Meeting Between Amazon and Immigration Officials
    This summer, Amazon met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to talk about the potential use of ‘Rekognition’, its real-time surveillance facial recognition technology, a report from the Daily Beast and Project on Government O…
    - 24 Oct 18, 11:01am -

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