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Peerally Law Blog

  • Amazing jump on EB1 category on the July 2020 Visa Bulletin
    Listen to attorney Sharif Silmi talk about EB1 visas and the opportunities. Call us if you need help!The post Amazing jump on EB1 category on the July 2020 Visa Bulletin appeared first on .
    - 20 days ago, 18 Jun 20, 5:56pm -
  • DACA is back! Trump administration could not block DACA
    In an amazing decision, seems DACA is back. Roberts wrote the court does “not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,” but said the Department of Homeland Security should revisit the issue. “We address only whether the agency…
    - 20 days ago, 18 Jun 20, 5:53pm -
  • 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 -

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

  • EB-1 vs. EB-2
    U.S. Immigration benefits may be obtained through the employment-based immigration category (EB). The employment-based immigrant category is divided into subcategories to include the EB-1 and the EB-2 preference categories. Each category requires the…
    - 7 days ago, 1 Jul 20, 1:30pm -
  • EB-1 for Ph.D. Holders | Green Card Process for Ph.D. Students
    Accomplishing the prestigious task of obtaining your Ph.D. is no easy feat. Using it to obtain a green card, however, may prove to be almost as challenging without help. Keep reading to view the requirements for an EB-1 for Ph.D. … Continue reading…
    - 8 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 1:00pm -
  • H-1B Amendment for Location Change
    One of the hallmarks of the H-1B visa is the fact that it holds a few advantages over other nonimmigrant visa classifications. A chief advantage is its portability. Being able to change employers, work full or part time, and even … Continue reading…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 1:30pm -
  • Visa Stamping Suspended Until December 2020
    On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation that will temporarily suspend the stamping process for certain immigration types, which include the H-1B, H-2B, L-1, J-1, and other related work visas. The order, which became effective June 2…
    - 14 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 3:27pm -
  • Top E-2 Visa Requirements for Investors: Do You Qualify?

    - 15 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 1:00pm -
  • H-1B Cap Exempt Jobs | Non-Profit H-1B Visa Requirements
    When most foreign workers consider applying for the H-1B visa, their minds immediately turn to the regular and advanced degree quotas. While these two categories are of significant importance, they aren’t the only options available to qualified for…
    - 16 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 1:00pm -
  • H-1B Grace Period After Employment Termination

    - 18 days ago, 20 Jun 20, 1:30pm -
  • EB-2 to EB-1 Porting | How to Upgrade, Priority Dates, Eligibility
    After all of the work, fees, and filing that was done to get an I-140 approved for the second preference level, you still need to wait for the priority date to be current. For some people, the EB-2 green card … Continue reading →The post EB-2 to…
    - 19 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 1:23pm -
  • July 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 J…
    - 22 days ago, 16 Jun 20, 1:30pm -
  • H-1B Processing Time 2020 | Delays, Extension, Premium Processing
    Each year, more and more people are vying to obtain the most popular U.S. work visa, the H-1B. Needless to say, most people who are interested in this visa want to know everything that is involved with the process, including … Continue reading →…
    - 22 days ago, 16 Jun 20, 1:00pm - News

    Global Immigration Blog

    • newStudents on F-1, M-1 May Be Removed, ICE Announces
      U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced that students in F-1 or M-1 nonimmigrant status will not be able to remain in or enter the United States if they are taking only online courses during the upcoming fall semester. This is a…
      - 22 hours ago, 7 Jul 20, 4:36pm -
    • I-9 Inspection and Return-to-Work Issues
      The Department of Homeland Security’s COVID-19 flexibility regarding the physical presence requirements for I-9 inspection ends on July 19, 2020, for companies that are still operating 100-percent remotely. Unless further extended, the three-day ru…
      - 2 days ago, 6 Jul 20, 9:11pm -
    • White House Issues Amendment to Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of New Work Visas
      The White House has issued an amendment to the June 22, 2020, Presidential “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” to clarify an issue regarding those who are outsid…
      - 8 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 9:16pm -
    • USCIS Workers Put on Furlough
      Since May, USCIS has been threatening furloughs of three-quarters of its workforce in August if it does not receive a $1.2 billion loan and an average 21% increase in fees to take care of its budget shortfall. Reportedly, more than 13,000 of the 20,0…
      - 8 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 2:54pm -
    • Administration Steps Closer to Issuing End Dates on Student Visas
      Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to push forward a proposed rule that would set a maximum period of authorized stay for students. Although the details of the rule are unknown, the draft reportedly has been sent to the federal budge…
      - 12 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 8:17pm -
    • New Work Visas Suspended Under Presidential Proclamation Until End of 2020
      The day before his previous Proclamation on immigrant visas was to expire, President Donald Trump signed the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” to extend his pr…
      - 15 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 4:42pm -
    • Privacy Issues of U.S. Collection of Social Media Information from Visa Applicants
      The Department of State (DOS) has been collecting (and maintaining) information on social media use from all visa applicants (immigrant and non-immigrant) since June 2019. The DOS’s collection and maintenance of this information is the subject of…
      - 16 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 4:08pm -
    • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program May Continue
      In a 5-4 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Administration acted improperly under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) in terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,…
      - 20 days ago, 18 Jun 20, 9:13pm -
    • I-9 Compliance Flexibility Extended to July 19
      The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) once again is extending its flexibility regarding the physical presence requirements for I-9 inspection for another 30 days until July 19, 2020, due to the ongoing precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic…
      - 21 days ago, 17 Jun 20, 3:34pm -
    • DHS Threatening Furloughs This Summer if Requested Funding Not Granted
      Reportedly, USCIS will soon announce the temporary furlough of the majority of its employees – 15,000 employees, or three-fourths of its workforce. The furloughs will begin in August 2020 if the agency does not receive additional fiscal support. Wh…
      - 22 days ago, 16 Jun 20, 4:21pm -