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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 .
    - 96 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…
    - 96 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 -

immi-usa.com News

  • Regulations to Restrict H-1B Visas Almost at the Final Stage
    The Department of Homeland security (DHS) is finalizing plans to further restrict H-1B visas. DHS has already sent the new regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review, and it will likely be published in the … Continue r…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Sep 20, 3:59pm -
  • Divorce Before Green Card Interview
      Divorce is an emotionally difficult situation that most people wish to avoid. However, despite many couples’ carefulness and commitment to their marriages, divorce, and separation are still sometimes inevitable. According to the American Psychol…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 1:30pm -
  • U.S. Looks to Collect More Biometric Data
    On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to expand its collection of personal information from immigrants seeking U.S. visas and citizenship. DHS stated that it would soon release a formal proposal for…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 1:30pm -
  • USCIS Will Make Significant Fee Changes Starting in October
    Starting on October 2, 2020, applicants requesting certain naturalization and immigration benefits should prepare for some changes to the current filing fees. On July 31, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced its decision t…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Aug 20, 8:39pm -
  • All I-797 Forms: Everything You Need To Know
    It’s easy to feel like a computer just filling out endless forms for USCIS in order to immigrate to the U.S. However, there is one form that USCIS has to fill out and send to you: I-797 form. There are … Continue reading →The post All I-797 Fo…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Aug 20, 9:18pm -
  • How USCIS Furloughs Will Affect Your Immigration Application
    Note: As predicted as a possible option in the earlier version of this article, USCIS furloughs were delayed. “USCIS expects to be able to maintain operations through the end of fiscal year 2020,” wrote USCIS in a statement on August … Continue…
    - 34 days ago, 19 Aug 20, 6:56pm -
  • September 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 S…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Aug 20, 1:30pm -
  • The Parent Green Card Guide: From Petitioning to Processing
    The U.S. may be where you live, but often your home will always be wherever your parents live. If you want to make the U.S. feel more like home, this parent green card guide will get you closer to nostalgic … Continue reading →The post The Paren…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Aug 20, 1:37pm -
  • The Definitive Guide to I-94 Extension: Process, Fee, Processing Time
    A repeating point of confusion for nonimmigrants entering the country with a valid visa is the difference between their visa expiration date and their I-94 expiration date. Many nonimmigrants catch themselves in a panic when they realize they need to…
    - 36 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 4:37pm -
  • PERM Audit Reasons & Triggers
    Approximately 30% of PERM Labor Certification cases get selected randomly for audit by the Department of Labor (DOL). In an effort to ensure that all applicants are transparent and honest in the process, a PERM audit may be requested by … Continue…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Aug 20, 1:30pm -

us-immigration.com News

  • Coronavirus [COVID-19]: qué impacto tendrá en la inmigración y los inmigrantes de EE. UU.
    Pareciera que todos los días hay una nueva noticia sobre el COVID-19 y su impacto en la vida de los estadounidenses. La velocidad de las noticias ha dejado aturdidos y confundidos a muchas personas acerca de cómo los impactan las medidas adoptadas…
    - 9 Apr 20, 6:34am -
  • Coronavirus [COVID-19]: Impacts on US Immigration and Immigrants
    It feels like every day there is something new about COVID-19 and its impact on the lives of Americans. For many, the rapid-fire news cycle has left them dazed and confused about how the government’s response to the virus impacts them. This confusi…
    - 6 Apr 20, 11:43am -
  • USCIS Offices closed due to Coronavirus
    USCIS shutdown its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers from March 18 to the public. Initially, it was estimated to be closed until April 1. However, considering the current situation where this coronavirus is spreading like…
    - 6 Apr 20, 11:20am -
  • 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…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -

Global Immigration Blog

  • Update: Federal Judge Files Amended Order in Gomez v. Trump
    On September 15, 2020, Judge Amit P. Mehta filed an amended order in Gomez v. Trump in response to the Department of State’s (DOS) guidance regarding the processing of Diversity Visa applications. DOS had announced that it would not issue visas to…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 9:26pm -
  • Update: Extension of Wind Down for Salvadoran TPS Beneficiaries
    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries from El Salvador will likely have a longer wind down period than beneficiaries from other countries impacted by the recent Ninth Circuit decision. In October 2019,  the United States entered into an agr…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 5:58pm -
  • I-9 Flexibility Continued for Another 60 Days, Until November 19, 2020
    Days before the upcoming deadline, ICE has announced it is extending the remote virtual verification option for completion of I-9 employment verification an additional 60 days (instead of just 30 days), until November 19, 2020, due to continued preca…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 1:02pm -
  • Federal Appellate Court Upholds End of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Sudan
    The Trump Administration’s effort to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 250,000 people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Sudan has been upheld in a split ruling from U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Crista Ramos, et…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 5:27pm -
  • State Department Guidance on DV Issuance Priorities Falls Short
    Judge Amit Mehta in Gomez v. Trump ordered the Department of State (DOS) to make good faith efforts to “expeditiously process and adjudicate DV-2020 diversity visa and derivative beneficiary applications” and issue visas to those eligible by Se…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 12:52pm -
  • DHS to Propose Expansion of Biometrics Collection
    On September 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will release a new regulation for notice-and-comment that proposes to expand the collection of biometric data and give DHS increased flexibility to deal with emerging needs. Here are a…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Sep 20, 5:26pm -
  • DACA Litigation Update
    On June 18, 2020, when the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration had not properly terminated the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many (including Dreamers themselves) assumed that at least for the time being, DACA wou…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 8:39pm -
  • New Rule Likely Intended to Formalize Onerous H-1B Requirements
    The “Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program” rule has been submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review and could be published by the end of the year – or earlier. Although the text of…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 1:18pm -
  • Update on Gomez v. Trump
    Acting quickly, as he promised, Judge Ahmit P. Mehta in Gomez v. Trump, recognized the particular urgency of the Diversity Visa plaintiffs’ situation and granted them injunctive relief.  Judge Mehta ordered the Department of State (DOS) to make go…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 9:34pm -
  • Foreign Student Status and Student Work Authorization
    Foreign students wishing to study in this country may have whiplash over the Trump Administration’s many moves. Early in 2020, a federal court blocked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from changing the rules regarding duration of status ad…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Sep 20, 8:11pm -