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  • Movement of EB2 India to March 2009 for July 2018 Visa Bulletin
    It seems we saw a jump on the EB2 India to March 2009 for the July 2018 Visa Bulletin. Although it is not quite would have been a good jump, it is still a welcoming news Employment- based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland bo…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 4:35pm -
  • H1B transfer and H4 Extension!
    Whenever you are transferring an H1B, make sure that you also file an extension I-539 for H4 visa. The reason for that is if the previous H1B is cancelled, then the H4 visa holder will be out of status. For more information or a consultation call 510…
    - 76 days ago, 4 May 18, 7:40am -
  • USCIS Updates Policy on DNA Evidence in Support of Sibling Relationships
    USCIS has updated its policy on the acceptance of DNA evidence supporting sibling relationships. This policy memorandum (PDF, 136 KB) permits officers to suggest and consider direct sibling-to-sibling DNA test results, and provides standards for eva…
    - 76 days ago, 3 May 18, 7:06pm -
  • Federal Register Changed not to allow third party placement of OPT student!
    Following an abrupt change of the Federal Register, it seems that the USCIS has decided that third party placement of OPT students are not acceptable. The amendment states: [T]he training experience must take place on-site at the employer’s place o…
    - 77 days ago, 3 May 18, 7:50am -
  • Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Out of Wedlock
    USCIS, Apr. 18, 2018 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify certain requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship for children born outside the United States and out o…
    - 87 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 5:37pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 .
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 25 Feb 18, 11:40am -

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

  • 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 -

us-immigration.com News

  • newI-829 Approvals given to EB-5 Project
    US Immigration Fund has announced that US Citizenship and Immigration Services continue to issue EB-5 US visas to immigrants who have invested in the Boca Raton Via Mizner project organized by US Immigration Fund, with the investors also ultimately g…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 10:15am -
  • newAttorneys Want Connecticut Immigration Case to Be Model
    On Tuesday, attorneys who represented two immigrant minors reunited with their parents in the state of Connecticut said that they hoped the cases would serve as models for future lawsuits by other immigrant families separated after illegally crossing…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jul 18, 10:09am -
  • San Antonio Helps with Family Reunifications
    San Antonio is one of four cities in the US where the reunification of immigrant families separated by the zero-tolerance policy of the Trump administration at the US border is being helped by faith-based organizations. The immigration policy has sin…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Judge Prevents Reunited Families from Deportation
    On Monday, a federal judge temporarily prevented the US government from deporting immigrant parents just reunited with their kids, until a court has considered the impact on the right of the children to claim asylum. The government is attempting to m…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jul 18, 10:54am -
  • Government Defends Vetting Process Truncation to Reunite Families
    The Department of Health and Human Services has defended its decision to make less stringent the vetting process to reunite thousands of immigrant children with their parents quicker. The government has a deadline of 26 July to reunite as many as 2,5…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 8:57am -
  • New Rule Deals Blow to US Visa Holders
    US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a new rule that allows the deportation process to be kick-started against anyone rejected for a US visa extension and whose tenure of legal stay in the US has already expired. The Immigra…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 8:50am -
  • 57 Immigrant Kids Reunited With Parents
    On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that it had successfully completed the first round of court-ordered reunifications of families separated upon crossing the US border. It remains to be seen whether the federal judge who gave the order w…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 11:08am -
  • Microsoft May Move Jobs from US Due to Immigration
    Microsoft may be forced to move jobs from the US because of decisions made in Washington, according to Brad Smith, the president and chief legal officer of the company. Big technology companies have been among the main critics of the tough immigratio…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 11:03am -
  • Healthier Alternatives Needed for Immigrant Housing
    More undocumented immigrants are now placed in detention camps as a result of the zero-tolerance immigration policy pursued by the Trump administration. US taxpayers pay between $99 and $150 every day to detain just one person, with 70% of the immigr…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 11:17am -
  • Motel 6 Settles Immigration Lawsuit
    Motel 6 has elected to settle a possible US-wide class-action lawsuit, which alleged that it violated the privacy of guests of Hispanic origin by giving guest lists to federal immigration authorities to help law enforcement. The settlement, with eigh…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 11:15am -

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