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Peerally Law Blog

  • 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

  • O-1 Visa for PhD Holders
    The O-1 visa category is designed for individuals with extraordinary achievements in science, arts, education, business, or athletics. It is typically referred to as a highly prestigious nonimmigrant visa because of its numerous advantages which are…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 2:30pm -
  • O-1 Visa for Engineers
    The O-1 category is one of the most prestigious employment-based nonimmigrant visas because of its numerous benefits, which include a long period of stay for principal beneficiaries and their families as well as the opportunity to obtain a green card…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 2:30pm -
  • USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee

    - 10 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 2:30pm -
  • H-1B vs H-2B Visa

    - 17 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 1:30pm -
  • H-1B Visa Salary Requirements
    For over a decade, the H-1B program has been the most popular nonimmigrant visa in the U.S. Many times, the annual limit of 85,000 visas is reached within a few minutes of the lottery window opening for application submission. In … Continue reading…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 1:30pm -
  • November 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 N…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Oct 19, 5:30pm -
  • O-1 Visa for Physician Fellowships
    The O-1 visa is a nonimmigrant classification designed for foreign nationals with extraordinary ability or achievements in their careers. It is divided into two categories, the O-1A and the O-1B. The O-1A is for professionals in the sciences, busines…
    - 47 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 1:30pm -
  • USCIS Welcomes New Citizens for Constitution and Citizenship Day
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced on Friday, September 13th, 2019 that it would celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day by welcoming nearly 34,300 new U.S. citizens. The naturalization celebration, taking plac…
    - 54 days ago, 24 Sep 19, 3:01pm -
  • EB-5 Investment Ideas
    The EB-5 investor program is a unique visa classification that offers numerous benefits to foreign investors from all over the world. Apart from providing lawful permanent residence to its eligible applicants, the program has also helped many partici…
    - 73 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 1:30pm -
  • Citizenship by Investment
    Citizenship by investment is one of the fastest and most reliable ways a foreign national can become a U.S. citizen. Like most methods, it requires becoming an EB-5 green card holder. Since the commencement of this green card program in … Continue…
    - 75 days ago, 3 Sep 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-…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 - News

Global Immigration Blog

  • Supreme Court Hears Argument on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Policy
    To read our publication from our practice group co-leaders on oral argument before the Supreme Court on DACA and implications of the proceedings, please go here. Continue Reading
    - 4 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 10:02pm -
  • Poland to Become Latest Addition to Visa Waiver Program
    Poland will become the 39th member of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) on November 11, 2019. Polish citizens and nationals will be able to apply to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa s…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 10:25pm -
  • Judge Halts Presidential Proclamation Suspending Visas for Immigrants without Health Insurance
    Predictably, the “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System” has been blocked from going into effect for the time being. The U.S. District Court in Portland,…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 10:03pm -
  • DHS Announces Further Update on TPS
    In yet another update, DHS has announced that it is extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) documents as well as work authorization until January 4, 2021 not just for El Salvador but also for Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan.  These ex…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 8:22pm -
  • Slow Progress for Bills in Congress to Address Green Card Backlog
    The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, introduced early in 2019 in both the House and the Senate (H.R. 1044 and S. 386), aims to eliminate the Green Card backlog for Indian and Chinese nationals. In July, the bill passed the House. The…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 5:18pm -
  • Liberian Holders of DED Status May Have to Leave the U.S. Following Federal Judge’s Decision
    Four thousand Liberian holders of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status and their roughly 4,000 U.S. citizen children may have to leave the United States because of the decision in African Communities Together v. Trump. Judge Timothy S. Hillman of…
    - 18 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 9:13pm -
  • Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador Extended
    Temporary protected status (TPS) for El Salvadorans in the U.S. has been extended through January 4, 2021, under an agreement with El Salvador, the Department of Homeland Security announced on October 28, 2019. There are 250,000 El Salvadorans in the…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 9:05pm -
  • Green Card Process: The Visa Bulletin and Backlogs
    The Visa Bulletin, published every month by the Department of State (DOS), is the key to the Green Card process. The Department of State is charged with allocating the statutory 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas each year. The Bulletin announc…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 8:56pm -
  • Nepalese Citizens Rush to Obtain Passports to Enter Diversity Lottery
    The Trump Administration would like to institute a “points-based” or “merit-based” immigration system, cut down on family-based immigration and eliminate the Diversity Lottery.  To date, Congress has not passed any such changes to immigratio…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Oct 19, 8:51pm -
  • Update on the Public Charge Rule
    Despite litigation that enjoined USCIS from proceeding with the implementation of the Public Charge Rule, Department of State (DOS) seemed ready to proceed with it at Consulates abroad. But, as of this week, DOS is no longer “fast-tracking” the P…
    - 24 days ago, 24 Oct 19, 5:48pm -