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  • Report from AILA
    Trump’s ‘Invisible Wall’ Stifles Legal Immigration American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mar. 19, 2018 – “Despite overwhelming evidence of the value immigrants bring to our country, since President Trump took office in January 2017, the…
    - 52 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 5:41pm -
  • Guidance of 1 year after to claim Child Status Protection Act CSPA
    The post Guidance of 1 year after to claim Child Status Protection Act CSPA appeared first on .
    - 53 days ago, 28 Mar 18, 9:50am -
  • The National Interest Waiver – A door inside the USA from Africa!
    Do you at times feel like a big fish in a small pond? Do you get the feeling that you should be doing something more important with your life because you have the ability to do so? Do you feel that the possibilities are limited in your present enviro…
    - 56 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 8:01am -
  • Eb1 for India and China retrogressed to January 2012
    As you will notice the EB1 for India and China is being retrogressed by the State Department. However, it seems that on Chart B, the dates are still current. This means that provided the USCIS permits, people will still be able to file for their adju…
    - 68 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 7:20pm -
  • USCIS Policy Memo: Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites (Feb. 22, 2018)
    USCIS, Feb. 22, 2018 – “This policy memorandum (PM) establishes U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy relating to H-1B petitions filed for workers who will be employed at one or more third-party worksites.” Read Memo>>The po…
    - 84 days ago, 25 Feb 18, 11:40am -
  • USCIS Modifies Asylum Interview Scheduling
    USCIS, Jan. 31, 2018 – “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency will schedule asylum interviews for recent applications ahead of older filings, in an attempt to stem the growth of the agency’s asylum ba…
    - 3 Feb 18, 6:42am -
  • Is the 6th year H1B extensions to be cancelled?
    H1B visa extensions beyond sixth years based on AC 21 – might be cancelled based on the existing language of the AC21…The post Is the 6th year H1B extensions to be cancelled? appeared first on .
    - 4 Jan 18, 1:46am -
  • Self-Petition is Possible for Workers of Extraordinary Ability
    EB1A is really a new term for something that has long been present in the United States. Unlike the typical immigrants, an EB1A is all about entering alone, a completely outside of the chain migration business – no family member or employer is invo…
    - 19 Dec 17, 10:55pm -
  • H4 EAD latest News
    This video quickly addresses the fear and the issues related to H4, H4 EAD, and H1b.The post H4 EAD latest News appeared first on .
    - 19 Dec 17, 10:37pm -
  • Guidance on Notice to, and Standing for, AC21 Beneficiaries about I-140 Approvals Being Revoked After Matter of V-S-G- Inc.
    This is quite good news  regarding withdrawal and revocation of I-140. Based on the Matter of V-S-G Inc, USCIS will now inform both petitioners and beneficiaries on Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) and Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID. However the be…
    - 20 Nov 17, 3:29am -

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…
    - 49 days ago, 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

  • H-1B Processing Time 2019 | 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 →…
    - 10 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • H1B Transfer Denied: Top Rejection Reasons and Alternatives
    If you have submitted a petition for H-1B transfer, you may be worried that it will be denied. While working alongside a qualified attorney can help alleviate these fears, it helps to know the possibilities.  There are numerous contributing factors…
    - 5 Jan 18, 3:23pm -
  • PERM Processing Time – 2017 | Timeline for EB2 and EB3 Green Card
    PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) labor certification is a process that employers must go through in order to hire a foreign immigrant worker on a permanent basis. It is the first step for a foreign national to obtain a green card. … Con…
    - 27 Dec 17, 2:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 20 Dec 17, 2:30pm -
  • January 2018 Visa Bulletin
    It’s time for the first visa bulletin for the new year! Getting a green card can be difficult, especially if you’re doing it on your own. One thing you need to stay up-to-date is a comprehensive breakdown of the monthly … Continue reading →T…
    - 15 Dec 17, 6:32pm -
  • Will Getting a Promotion While On H-1B Status Affect My Green Card?
    One of the many benefits of having an H-1B visa is the flexibility it brings to your work in the U.S. From its portability to the ability to work toward your green card, it’s no wonder why so many people … Continue reading →The post Will Getti…
    - 13 Dec 17, 2:30pm -
  • Top 8 H-1B Visa Myths
    The H-1B visa is a temporary non-immigrant visa administered by the USCIS. It authorizes U.S. employers to hire foreign professionals for specialty positions. The foreign professional can work and reside in the United States for a specific period of…
    - 11 Dec 17, 2:30pm -
  • B-1/B-2 to H-1B Change of Status
    Faced with the difficulty of finding an H-1B sponsor from abroad, individuals frequently inquire as to how they can change their status from B-2 to H-1B or from B-1 to H-1B from within the United States.  B-1 and B-2 visas … Continue reading →T…
    - 9 Dec 17, 9:48pm -
  • H-1B Visa for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups
    In 2011, the USCIS and Obama Administration created incentives to encourage start-up companies and increase job opportunities. Now, thanks to certain regulations, immigrants from all over the world can come to the U.S. under an H-1B visa as entrepr…
    - 30 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • Marriage Based Green Card Interview Questions | The Complete Guide
    It’s not uncommon for a United States citizen to begin and continue a relationship with an individual that does not have permanent residence in the U.S. In order for your immigrant spouse to live, work, and pursue higher education in the … Conti…
    - 28 Nov 17, 2:00pm - News

  • Judges Weigh Fate of Deferred Action Program
    On Tuesday, a panel of three California appeals court judges requested that the federal government give better reasons for their decision to close the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects from the threat of deportation…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:22am -
  • Ryan Tries to Shut down Republican Immigration Revolt
    On Wednesday, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, attempted to prevent revolts within the Republican Party as lawmakers argued over legislation that would prevent young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as minors, known a…
    - 4 days ago, 17 May 18, 4:13am -
  • Kasich Creates Legal Immigrant Information Office
    On Tuesday, John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio, announced the creation of a new state Office of Opportunities for New Americans. It will be an information hub to aid legal immigrants to connect to jobs, education, and solutions to practical problems,…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 5:41am -
  • Democrats Seek New Immigration Prisons Moratorium
    Democrats are looking to push Congress into preventing the Trump administration from incarcerating more undocumented immigrants by placing a moratorium on the expansion or construction of immigration detention facilities. On Tuesday, Senator Kamala H…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 5:34am -
  • Immigration Audits on Employers’ Surge
    The number of audits carried out by immigration officials on businesses to prove that their employees have the legal right to work in the US has increased. This increase signals the desire of the Trump administration to move their illegal immigration…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:27am -
  • Production Error Causes Green Card Recall
    On Monday, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS) announced that 8,543 individuals will have to send back their green cards, which are also known as Permanent Resident Cards, due to an error that occurred during the production process. The fe…
    - 6 days ago, 15 May 18, 6:22am -
  • 93% of H-4 US Visa Approvals From India
    According to a new report by Congress on the spouse US visa, of the total number of people holding H-4 US visas in the US, 93% come from India. More than a fifth of the immigrants holding the H-4 US visas are based in California. 93% of the applicati…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 5:08am -
  • Immigrant Moms Hold a Rally
    A group of undocumented immigrant mothers rallied in MacArthur Park in the city of Los Angeles the day before Mother’s Day, to protest against the hardline immigration policies pursued by the Trump administration. Immigration advocacy group, Cosech…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 4:58am -
  • New Immigration Attorney Expands Services at Centro Hispano
    The immigration services available at Centro Hispano in Columbus recently expanded with the hiring of a new immigration lawyer, Jeremy Roose, who joins the legal team. Roose, a rural capacity building attorney who works at Immigrant Legal Center, say…
    - 9 days ago, 11 May 18, 10:32am -
  • House Speaker Seeks Immigration Bill
    On Thursday, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said that he wishes to see a bipartisan immigration bill successfully enacted before the Congressional elections in November that would address border security issues as well as tho…
    - 9 days ago, 11 May 18, 10:28am - News

  • Attorney General Ends Administrative Closure
    On May 17, 2018, the attorney general issued a decision in Matter of Castro–Tum, a case that he had referred to himself on certification, in which he ended the general practice of administrative closure of removal cases. Patrick McHughMay 1…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 18, 8:13pm -
  • New Poll: Jeff Denham’s Hispanic Constituents Don’t Want His Amnesty
    Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) is in a tough re-election fight. He won by three points in 2016 in a district Hillary carried by the same margin. His district, centered on Modesto, is about 40 percent Hispanic. Patrick McHughMay 18, 2018 - 8:50am…
    - 2 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:50pm -
  • The Interior Department Joins Efforts to Protect the Southern Border
    This represents a change of attitude from the policies of past administrations, which went so far as to circumscribe Border Patrol efforts to confront illegal aliens and contraband being trafficked through these wilderness park areas. Patrick…
    - 3 days ago, 17 May 18, 7:34pm -
  • DHS Does the Right Thing, Very Quietly, with Questionable EB-5 Proposal
    DHS did the right thing in denying this project, but it was clearly wrong, at least in my eyes, for not telling the whole story about its decision. Had it done so, it would have further blackened the reputation of the EB-5 program. Patrick McH…
    - 3 days ago, 17 May 18, 3:16pm -
  • Obfuscating the Immigrant-Welfare Debate
    Patrick McHughMay 16, 2018 - 2:58pm
    - 4 days ago, 16 May 18, 6:58pm -
  • A Case Study in Immigration Court Backlogs
    A recent decision from the Ninth Circuit partially, but succinctly, exemplifies how the immigration courts got a backlog of 700,000 cases. Patrick McHughMay 16, 2018 - 12:54pm Four weddings and a motion to reopen Andrew R…
    - 4 days ago, 16 May 18, 4:54pm -
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    - 6 days ago, 14 May 18, 10:06pm -
  • John Doe, an American-Saudi Enemy Combatant
    This case raises significant questions having to do with how "John Doe" acquired his U.S. citizenship, especially if he acquired it through birth to foreign visitors or through naturalization. Patrick McHughMay 14, 2018 - 4:50pm Dan Cadman
    - 6 days ago, 14 May 18, 8:50pm -
  • ICE Press Release Raises Questions About Foreign Student Enforcement
    Foreign students who drop out of status should be routinely expelled from this country by ICE. Yet the implication in a recent ICE press release about a Chinese student seemed to be that only foreign students who create special worries (he bought som…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 9:00am -
  • Maryland Needs H-2B Crab Pickers?
    On May 11, 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that licensed crab processors on Maryland's Eastern Shore will be short 200 workers this year, which the paper attributes to the recent allocation of nonimmigrant H-2B visas. Patrick McHughMay…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 2:23am -

Global Immigration Blog

  • Number of Government Enforcement Investigations Doubles
    ICE announced its enforcements investigations in the last seven months have already doubled last year’s total. Since October 2017, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) opened 3,510 worksite investigations, initiated 2,282 I-9 audits, and…
    - 3 days ago, 17 May 18, 1:15pm -
  • USCIS-DOJ Memorandum of Understanding Means Employers Can Expect Enforcement Action Increase
    USCIS and the Department of Justice are teaming up and collaborating to “better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers bringing foreign visa workers to the United States.” They have entered into a Memorandum of Underst…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 1:40am -
  • DACA Litigation and Legislation Update
    DACA was set to terminate on March 5, 2018, based on President Donald Trump’s September 2017 announcement. To avoid the termination, the President challenged Congress to negotiate a legislative solution for the Dreamers. Negotiations ensued, but so…
    - 5 days ago, 16 May 18, 1:27am -
  • Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites Are Unlawful, Lawsuit Alleges
    USCIS has exceeded its authority in issuing additional requirements on H-1B petitions involving third-party worksites, a suit filed in New Jersey seeking a temporary restraining order alleges. Just before the 2019 H-1B filing deadline, USCIS issued a…
    - 5 days ago, 15 May 18, 2:24pm -
  • Major Change in USCIS Policy on Accrued Unlawful Presence Likely to Impact F, M and J Status Holders
    USCIS has posted a policy memorandum that will radically change current policy for students and exchange visitors.  The policy makes it much more likely that those in F, M or J status will find themselves accruing unlawful presence and becoming subj…
    - 7 days ago, 14 May 18, 1:25am -
  • Temporary Protected Status for Honduras to End in January 2020
    In a not unexpected move, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen M. Nielsen, announced on May 4, 2018 that Temporary Protected Status would terminate for Honduras on January 5, 2020. This will give the approximately 60,000 Honduran TPS benefici…
    - 14 days ago, 6 May 18, 10:32pm -
  • Temporary Protected Status for Nepal to End in June 2019
    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 9,000 Nepalis nationals who have been living in the United States since 2015 will terminate as of June 24, 2019. The Secretary of DHS Kirstjen Neilsen stated, “[T]he disruption of living conditions in Nepal from…
    - 18 days ago, 2 May 18, 8:13pm -
  • Administration Pushes to Add Extreme Vetting to All Nonimmigrant Visa Applications
    Proposed changes to Form DS-160 would include aspects of “extreme vetting” in all nonimmigrant visa applications. The public has until May 29, 2018, to submit comments to the Trump Administration proposal. Visa applicants would be required to sub…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 9:35pm -
  • USCIS Releases Improvements to E-Verify System
    After gathering feedback and extensive testing, USCIS has unveiled an updated and modernized E-Verify system to improve the user experience, efficiency, and reduce errors. Enhanced features include: Expanded helper text and visuals; Real-time feedbac…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 9:34pm -
  • USCIS Introduces Onsite Training Restriction on Staffing Agencies Hiring OPT STEM Students
    The 2016 STEM regulations made it more difficult for staffing agencies and consulting companies to sponsor graduating F-1 OPT employees for the two-year STEM OPT extension. According to the regulations, the training plan must be signed by the entity…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 6:11pm -