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Peerally Law Blog

  • Law Show – October 12 2017
    Shah Peerally Law Show – questions answered: immigration, H1B transfers, I-140 revocation, visa bulletin, November visa bulletin, renewal of gc, H1B extension, L1B, grace period, student visa, F1 visa and other immigration issues.The post Law Show…
    - 66 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:44pm -
  • Immigration Law Show October 5 2017
    Covering important topics such as AC21, 30/60 days rule, H1B premium, H1B transfer, I-140 petition, H1B news, L1A, L1B, family petitions, H4 to H1B, H4 EAD, 90 days rule, adjustment of status, AOS, change of status, COS, and visa bulletin predictions…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 3:52am -
  • Change to INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and Introduction of 90 Day Rule
    Following a Cable from DOS, there is a change in the 30/60 day rule to 90 days. It is important to note that this is a rebuttable presumption and should be addressed at the outset of the application. 1. SUMMARY: This cable advises posts on the applic…
    - 73 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 4:04am -
  • Premium Processing for All H1Bs is back
    Finally after more than six months of wait, premium processing is finally back for all H1B cases. This allows us to process  cases of immediate transfer of H1Bs, extensions, and those who were out of status to actually file their H1Bs. If you need h…
    - 74 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 4:34pm -
  • Premium for all H1Bs should resume by October 3, 2017
    According to AILA: During a call with AILA’s USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee on September 27, 2017, USCIS Service Center Operations indicated that it is on track to resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions on or be…
    - 80 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 3:33am -
  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year year (FY) 2018 cap. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas. Premium processing has also res…
    - 89 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 5:30am -
  • Visa Bulletin October 2017 is out – EB1 India is now current.
    D. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT (SI) TRANSLATOR CATEGORY VISA AVAILABILITY Given the limited availability of visa numbers and the existing demand, the Department expects to reach the FY-2018 annual limit of 50 Special Immigrant Visas in the SI category early in…
    - 93 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 4:53am -
  • USCIS Alerts Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey to Available Immigration Services
    USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. The following measures may be available on a case-by-case basis upon request: Changing a nonimmigrant status or…
    - 96 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 6:07pm -
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017 Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Q1: Why is DHS phasing out the DACA program? A1: Taking into consideration the federal court rulings in ong…
    - 7 Sep 17, 3:41am -
  • DACA ends
    After five years of an Obama program for “Dreamers” known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Trump announced today he will end the program. This is a blow to almost two millions people.The post DACA ends appeared first on San Fran…
    - 5 Sep 17, 4:23pm -

Immigration Legal Blogs

immi-usa.com News

  • 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…
    - 2 days ago, 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 8 days ago, 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…
    - 17 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • H-1B for PhD Holders and Students
    The H-1B is a highly-coveted visa that can be difficult to get. Because of this, many of those with advanced degrees ask a common question: are it easier to get an H-1B for PhD holders and students? In this post, … Continue reading →The post H-1…
    - 25 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • B1 to H1B Transfer
    Many B-1 and B-2 visa holders wish to transfer their status to the H-1B category. A B-1 visa is for temporary business visitors who intend to participate in business activities that are commercial or professional in nature. These may include … Cont…
    - 31 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • December 2017 Visa Bulletin | Report, Prediction & Analysis
    Each month, the Department of State releases a visa bulletin detailing how the final action dates have moved for green cards of all categories. This bulletin is vitally important to the green card immigration process, so we’ve made the data … Con…
    - 33 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:48pm -
  • E-2 Visa Interview | Experience, Tips, and Questions
    Whether it is for a prospective job or for a U.S. visa, going through an interview can be a stressful situation. If you need to participate in an E-2 visa interview, it helps to be completely prepared long before you … Continue reading →The post…
    - 37 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 2:30pm -
  • US Work Visa for Dentists
    Some of the people who contribute the most to American culture and society are immigrants from foreign nations. This is especially true in the healthcare field. With thousands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists setting up practices in the…
    - 45 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 1:30pm -

us-immigration.com News

  • Immigrant Military Deportation Risk Reduced by New Provision
    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a new defense authorization bill, which included a measure to protect immigrant recruits from the threat of deportation due to enlistment contract cancellations while they await the completion of background c…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:02am -
  • H-1B US Visa Holders Can Work for Several Companies
    Overseas workers living in the US on the H-1B work US visa can work for many different companies on the same visa, according to the nation’s immigration agency. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant US visa, enabling US companies to hire overseas worker…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:00am -
  • Trump Insists Democrats Drop Amnesty Demands
    On Saturday, President Donald Trump put pressure on Democrats in Congress to stop demanding amnesty for young undocumented immigrants by the end of 2017, as part of a government spending deal. The President signed a temporary spending bill on Friday,…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • US Government Sued for Immigrant Home Raids
    The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing the federal government, claiming that raiding immigrant family homes is against the US Constitution. The civil rights group filed the lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of the Atlanta Divi…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:02am -
  • Increase in Unaccompanied Immigrant Minor Crossings
    Although illegal immigration to the US seems to be generally on the wane, for which the Trump administration is happy to claim credit, the number of families and unaccompanied immigrant minors crossing the US border since May has increased. Many expe…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:43am -
  • Extension of CW Program Unlikely
    The chance of the federal government extending the CW program is unlikely, according to Micronesia attorney, Janet King, who says that the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) leaders should start looking for ways to work within the fr…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:11am -
  • Immigration Enforcement to Become More Aggressive in 2018
    After 10 months of escalating immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, the acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that the agency will become even more aggressive in its pursuit of that agenda next year. Thomas Homan say…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 12:04pm -
  • Rise in Immigration From Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala
    The number of immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador in the US increased by as much as 25% between 2007 and 2015. This contrasts with the more modest rise in the foreign-born population of the nation, as well as a fall in those coming f…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 12:02pm -
  • Lowest US Border Arrest Rate in 46 Years
    New statistics show that there are fewer people now being arrested for attempting to illegally cross the border into the US than at any time for almost half a century, as President Donald Trump continues his hard line on immigration. US Border Patrol…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 12:02pm -
  • Trump Travel Ban Supported by Supreme Court
    Following a number of court losses, the Trump administration has scored a massive victory with a Supreme Court ruling that the Trump administration can legally enforce the controversial travel ban even as some lower courts were continuing to debate t…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 11:58am -

cis.org News

  • Document Fraud Can Be Uncovered, When Government Has the Will
    In an extremely brief press release dated November 28, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) reported that its "[c]riminal Investigative Division (CID) arrested 20 individuals who presented fraudulent identification documents to gain employment a…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 17, 3:01am -
  • Thoughtful Foreign Worker Policy Is MIA in Our Pacific Islands
    Here's the situation: Our government senses a "need", or more precisely, a desire, for 4,000 entities at Location A; meanwhile, at Location B, not far away, there is both a surplus of the same entities, at about the 9,000 level, all under government…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 9:20pm -
  • A Response to Comments on My "'Travel Bans', Extreme Vetting and Terror" Blog
    The Center recently published my blog "Considerations on 'Travel Bans', Extreme Vetting, and Terror", in which I spoke about the juxtaposition of two stories in the news that had me pondering their relevance to public safety and homeland security.…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 8:54pm -
  • Data to Support Francis Cissna on Chain Migration
    In the 1944 classic film, Gaslight (spoiler alert), Charles Boyer marries Ingrid Bergman following a brief romance and attempts to convince her that she is going insane so that he can discover jewels that he had killed her aunt, years before, to stea…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 11:19pm -
  • US Is Still Part of the 'Global Compact on Refugees'
    The United States withdrew earlier this month from the "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" – but not from the accompanying "Global Compact on Refugees". Mark KrikorianDecember 14, 2017 - 5:30pm Nayla Rush
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 10:30pm -
  • Defense Spending, Guam, and H-2B Visas
    The Pacific Daily News reports that USCIS is now allowing the approval of up to 4,000 H-2B workers to support military projects in the U.S. territory of Guam. In recent years, the H-2B approval rate for visas in Guam was close to zero, with the feder…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 8:19pm -
  • The Immigration Holiday Party
    It's the time of year when many of us begin to plan our holiday parties. The calendar year is drawing to a close, there are two holidays a week apart, the sun goes down early, and there's a natural inclination to get together with friends to celebra…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 4:37pm -
  • Video Immigration Brief: Chain Migration
    Jessica Vaughan, the Center's director of policy studies, proposes the immigration system be modernized and the "chain" of immigrants, which extends to include even in-laws and nieces and nephews, be trimmed. Skills, education, and background need to…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 2:50pm -
  • US Absent from Mexico Talks on 'Global Compact for Migration'
    The Trump administration earlier this month decided to end its participation in the United Nations "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration" days before a meeting in Mexico City. The withdrawal was to be expected, but by pulling out…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 9:19pm -
  • Here's a New Way to Abuse the Foreign Student Visa
    We have written a lot about how both exploitative institutions and conniving individual students have used the F-1 (foreign student) visa to beat the immigration system. A third set of actors recently has come to my attention: employers who take adva…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 5:50pm -

Global Immigration Blog

  • Status of International Entrepreneur Rule on Tenuous Ground, But USCIS To Begin Accepting Applications
    The DHS is giving with one hand and taking with the other. In response to the December 1, 2017 federal court ruling in National Venture Capital v. Duke, the DHS is complying and implementing the International Entrepreneur Rule parole program (IER). …
    - 1 day ago, 16 Dec 17, 1:17am -
  • Guide for Individuals Traveling Outside of U.S. During Holiday Season
    Extreme vetting, strict scrutiny, travel warnings, and the latest travel ban have made travel abroad more worrisome than ever this holiday season. Reminders for individuals who will have to apply for new U.S. visas while abroad in order to return to…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 8:00pm -
  • New Secretary of DHS Confirmed: Kirstjen Nielsen
    On December 5, 2017, Kirstjen Nielsen was confirmed as the new Secretary of Department of Homeland Security by the Senate on a bi-partisan 62-37 vote, with just 11 votes from the Senate minority for her confirmation. Nielsen is a close aide to John K…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Dec 17, 7:39pm -
  • Travel Ban 3.0 May Take Effect (For Now), U.S. Supreme Court Rules
    The latest version of the Trump Administration’s travel ban may take effect pending decisions expected shortly from the Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The third iteration of the travel ban (Tr…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 4:21pm -
  • International Entrepreneur Rule Survives, For Now
    The Trump Administration rule delaying the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) until March 14, 2018, had been implemented without following the necessary Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice and Comment Period regulations and was therefore il…
    - 12 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 3:25pm -
  • Rules on the Chopping Block: H-4 EAD and International Entrepreneur

    - 26 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:20pm -
  • Haitian TPS Program Will End in July 2019
    Six months after then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced the extension of Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for only six months (until January 2018, when he would reevaluate the determination), Acting Secretary of Homeland Sec…
    - 26 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:01pm -
  • House Bill to Add Obligations for Employers Dependent on H-1B Visas Moves Forward
    A bi-partisan House panel has approved the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act,” a bill that would change eligibility requirements for exemption from the standard Labor Condition Application (LCA) requirement for H-1B-dependent employers. This is…
    - 26 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:09pm -
  • Ninth Circuit Approves Travel Ban 3.0, In Part
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban proclamation to go into effect – at least in part. Ruling on the injunction issued by the District Court in Hawaii that temporarily blocked the enfor…
    - 33 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:08pm -
  • Insights: Responding to Temporary Protected Status Extensions and Terminations
    Having terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in May 2017 and having announced the limited extension of TPS for Haiti and Sudan until January and November 2018, respectively, the Trump Administration has tur…
    - 38 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 4:13am -