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Peerally Law Blog

  • 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…
    - 96 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • US Citizenship Is given to 50,000 Indians in 2017
    More than 50,000 Indian immigrants received US citizenship last year, according to recent Department of Homeland Security data. The number of Indians given naturalization increased by as much as 10% in 2017, making them the second biggest such immigr…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 9:26am -
  • Bay Area Cities Best for Immigrants
    A new report from the research organization, New American Economy, has revealed that Fremont, San Francisco, and San Jose are among the top ten cities in the US for immigrants. The report analyzes socioeconomic outcomes and local policies to determin…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Sep 18, 9:22am -
  • US Immigration Fails to Monitor Detention Program Options
    The US Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) has stopped collecting data on the performance of the program that sees undocumented immigrants released from detention with electronic monitors despite reporting a high level of compliance betwee…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:23am -
  • Cut to a 40-year Low for Legal Immigration
    On Monday (September 17, 2018), the Trump administration announced that, in the next fiscal year, it will cut the number of immigrant refugees who are allowed into the US to 30,000, the smallest figure in over 38 years. The cap was 45,000 in the 2018…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:17am -
  • Bonamici Town Hall Focuses on Immigration
    On Saturday (September 15, 2018), immigration was one of the hottest topics at the town hall at Seaside Elementary School, Astoria, hosted by Representative Suzanne Bonamici. The event was staged less than two months before voters in Oregon get to de…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:06am -
  • Newark Best City for Immigrant Integration
    The best city for the successful integration of immigrants into American life in the US is Newark, New Jersey, according to a new study ranking the 100 biggest cities in the country. In second place was Baltimore, followed by San Diego suburb Chula V…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:01am -
  • Immigration to Be a Hot Topic at AIA Conference
    Immigration continues to be a contentious political issue, but most Americans view immigrants in a favorable light, according to Pew Research Center surveys. The Center’s senior editor, D’Vera Cohn, says that while public opinion about immigrants…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 11:44am -
  • Working US Visa Holder Spouses Face New Concerns
    The Trump administration intends to revoke the authorization to work in the US given to almost 100,000 H-4 US visa holders currently employed in the country. Around 15,000 such applications have been approved since 2010, and a new study says that rem…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 11:41am -
  • The US Will Reconsider Separated Immigrant Families’ Asylum Claims
    The Trump administration is to reconsider around 1,000 asylum claims from undocumented immigrant families separated at the border in a deal to end to lawsuits over the now rescinded zero-tolerance policy. Late on Wednesday, court documents revealed t…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 10:50am -
  • Foreign-born Population in the US Reaches New High
    In 2017, the number of people born overseas and now living in the US grew to its highest level in more than 100 hundred years, according to data from the Census Bureau, published on Thursday (September 13, 2018). The number of US residents increased…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 10:42am -

cis.org News

Global Immigration Blog

  • newLitigation Over H-4 EAD Rule Rescission Continues
    The uncertainty regarding the rescission of the H-4 EAD Rule continues to drag on and the plaintiffs in Save Jobs USA v. United States Department of Homeland Security are getting tired of waiting. Save Jobs, a group of technology workers who claim to…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Sep 18, 9:51pm -
  • E-Verify Subject to Collective Bargaining
    While I-9 compliance is important, companies cannot forget about other labor and employment laws. In May 2018, a meatpacking company in Illinois was caught between ICE and the National Labor Relations Board. ICE conducted an audit of the company’s…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 3:15pm -
  • USCIS Explains New Policy on Discretionary Application Denials

    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 7:32pm -
  • USCIS Raises Premium Processing Fee: Effective October 1, 2018
    On October 1, 2018 the premium processing fee for all Forms I-129 (Non-Immigrant Worker) and Forms I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) will be raised from $1,225 to $1,410.  USCIS announced this almost 15% increase on August 31, 2018. Accord…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Aug 18, 7:32pm -
  • H-1B Premium Processing Suspension Extended, USCIS Announces
    While the hope was that the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions would end on September 11, 2018, USCIS announced on August 28, 2018, that the suspension will continue and be expanded to include other H-1B petitio…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Aug 18, 2:49am -
  • New Foreign-Student Work Restriction Has Outsourcing and Staffing Firm Suing
    The Trump Administration is continuing its assault on outsourcing and staffing firms. The latest Administration focus is on the STEM OPT program. In April 2018, without notice, USCIS made certain changes to its website. It declared, among other thing…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Aug 18, 3:16am -
  • Trump Administration Largely Phasing Out TPS, But Legal Challenges Are Ongoing
    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may be an endangered species.  Having terminated TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone during the past year, the Trump Administration has turned its attention elsewhere.  There are currently ten remaining countri…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 6:52pm -
  • Have Unpaid Taxes? IRS Warns May Lose U.S. Passport
    The IRS is reminding taxpayers to pay their taxes or face possible loss of their U.S. passports. In partnership with the IRS, the Department of State (DOS) may deny passport applications, renewals, or even revoke passports of individuals with “seri…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 2:44am -
  • Government Immigration Enforcement Activity at Record High
    ICE enforcement continues to hit record highs. The Agency has announced that it has served more than 5,200 I-9 audit notices to business owners across the country since January 2018. This was accomplished in two phases. From January to March, 2,540 n…
    - 47 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 2:28am -
  • Haitian TPS Update: USCIS Backlog Results in Automatic 6-Month Work Authorization Extensions
    USCIS will be issuing Notices of Continued Evidence of Work Authorization for certain Haitian TPS beneficiaries who applied for new EADs, but still have not received them. In November 2017, DHS announced that Haitian Temporary Protected Status would…
    - 58 days ago, 25 Jul 18, 8:34pm -