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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…
    - 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

  • Can I Work While Waiting For a Marriage-Based Green Card?
    There are two ways through which you may be eligible for a marriage-based green card. One is by being the spouse of a U.S. citizen, and the other is to marry a lawful permanent resident (LPR) in the U.S. In … Continue reading →The post Can I Wor…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 6:48pm -
  • Marriage-Based Green Card Denial
    Marriage-based green cards make up one-fourth of the total approved lawful permanent resident cards issued by the USCIS, making it one of the most popular routes to the United States permanent residency. Interestingly, this seemingly simple immigrant…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 1:30pm -
  • August 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…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • O-1 vs H-1B Visa
    The first step of the U.S. employment-based nonimmigrant visa application process is choosing the category with the best prospects for an individual applicant. While the O-1 and H-1B are both temporary visas, each of these two classifications comes w…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 2:07pm -
  • K-1 Visa Income Requirements
    The K-1 visa is a nonimmigrant classification issued to a foreign national to travel to the U.S. for the purpose of getting married to his or her U.S. citizen fiancé(e). The K-1 visa application is filed by the U.S. citizen … Continue reading →…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 1:30pm -
  • EB-5 Regional Centers
    The EB-5 immigrant classification is the fifth preference employment green card created in 1990 to promote the U.S. economy through the creation of jobs and capital investment by foreign investors. Each year, 10,000 EB-5 visas are issued to immigrant…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 1:30pm -
  • J-1 to O-1 Visa
    One of the advantages of an exchange visitor visa is that you are allowed to change from J-1 to another nonimmigrant status if you wish to remain in the United States after the completion of your program.  Though there are … Continue reading →T…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Jun 19, 1:30pm -
  • K-1 Visa Timeline
    As a U.S. citizen, immigration law allows you to sponsor a nonimmigrant visa to bring your fiancé(e) into the U.S., get married in the U.S. and live together as a family. After your marriage, as part of your citizenship rights, … Continue reading…
    - 29 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 1:30pm -
  • J-1 Visa Interview
    The J-1 classification, otherwise known as an exchange visitor program, is a nonimmigrant visa category available to foreign nationals who desire to participate in an approved work- and study-based program in the United States. Each year, about 300,0…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 1:30pm -
  • How A Small Business Can Sponsor a Green Card
    As a small business owner, you may have job openings which no U.S. employee is ready to take or have a nonimmigrant employee whom you’d like to make a permanent worker. If you are facing either of these two scenarios … Continue reading →The po…
    - 36 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 1:30pm - News

  • Processing times for Form N-400 and Form I-485 might decrease
    Processing times for USCIS Forms like N-400 and I-485 increased in recent years, and USCIS has announced that it aims to decrease these processing times. If you haven’t applied already, then this is a good time to do so. Get started on your Form N-…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • President Trump Tweets about immigration (again)
    President Trump kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando, Florida and later expressed via Twitter his intent to remove “millions” of illegal immigrants. According to an official announcement made to the Associated Press, this operation…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Director of USCIS Francis Cissna is resigning
    President Trump is shaking up the immigration space again. The current director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Francis Cissna, has put in his resignation at the request of President Trump. This resignation is effective startin…
    - 55 days ago, 25 May 19, 10:46am -
  • Trump: New Immigration Plan will be the “Envy of the World”
    It seems that the president’s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is behind this latest immigration plan. Kushner partnered with various conservative groups to create an immigration proposal that would attract “the best and brightest fr…
    - 62 days ago, 18 May 19, 10:38am -
  • Businesses Outraged Over DACA Move
    President Donald Trump has created a new rift between his party and corporate America with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which helped protect from the threat of deportation thousands of young undocumented imm…
    - 6 Sep 17, 10:36am -
  • Trump Ends Deferred Action
    On Tuesday, the Trump administration formally announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Department of Homeland Security will no longer process new applications for the deferred action program, which protected almost 800,000…
    - 6 Sep 17, 10:27am -
  • US immigration policies put thousands at risk, legislator claims
    The refugee and immigration policies being pursued by President Obama give a “paid vacation” to refugees while putting yet more burdens on struggling families and endangering “tens of thousands” of American lives, according to US Republican a…
    - 26 Nov 15, 11:38am -
  • Sanders to build upon executive actions if elected

    - 26 Nov 15, 11:23am -
  • Immigration bill to limit tech skilled worker visas
    Even as immigration advocates call for H-1B US visa quotas to be increased, legislators and immigration groups are calling for the existing system to be reformed in a manner that would be the exact opposite and limit the number of visas available. Ra…
    - 25 Nov 15, 10:33am -
  • Supreme Court review of immigration case faces delay
    The US Supreme Court was asked on Monday by the state of Texas to give it additional time to file court papers regarding its battle with the federal government over the executive actions taken on immigration reform by President Obama. If the Supreme…
    - 25 Nov 15, 10:25am -

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