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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 -

immi-usa.com News

  • 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Sep 19, 1:30pm -
  • O-1 Visa Spouse
    The O-1 visa is for foreign nationals who possess extraordinary ability or have records of exceptional achievement with national or international recognition in their professional fields. This visa category is divided into two subcategories: O-1A: Th…
    - 29 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 2:11pm -
  • J-1 Visa to Marriage Green Card
    The J-1 nonimmigrant visa classification is a temporary status issued to foreign researchers,  scholars, professors, and students to participate in designated exchange visitor programs in the United States. Just like some of the other temporary visa…
    - 29 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
  • September 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 S…
    - 33 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 6:30pm -
  • Getting A Marriage-Based Green Card With a Criminal History
    Ordinarily, the U.S. marriage-based green card application is a highly scrutinized visa procedure due to how common fraud cases are. This process can get more complicated if an applicant has been involved in certain crimes in the past, especially if…
    - 34 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
  • F-1 Visa To Marriage-Based Green Card
    Many international students come to study in the United States every year through an F-1 nonimmigrant visa. The visa is granted only for the duration of each student’s program with some additional months to gain work experience, after which you ……
    - 36 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
  • EB-5 Final Rule
    The EB-5 immigrant investor visa program was created by Congress in 1990 to allow foreign nationals acquire permanent residence or citizenship by investing a substantial amount of money into the United States economy. Over the past two years, the Dep…
    - 44 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
  • K-1 Visa Interview Questions
    The K-1 nonimmigrant visa is filed by an American citizen to bring his or her foreign national fiancé(e) to the U.S. for the purpose of getting married. Just like the family-based immigration process, the most crucial requirement of the petition ……
    - 50 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 1:30pm -
  • How to Prove Your Marriage Is Bona Fide for a Green Card
    The marriage-based green card is one of the most preferred means of gaining lawful permanent resident status in the United States. However, there have also been cases of some applicants attempting to circumvent the immigration process through this gr…
    - 55 days ago, 25 Jul 19, 1:30pm -

us-immigration.com 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-…
    - 74 days ago, 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…
    - 88 days ago, 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 -

Global Immigration Blog

  • newChina’s ‘Sea Turtles’
    According to Chinese government data, the number of Chinese students studying in the United States rose from fewer than 1 million in 2000 to more than 6 million in 2017. The number of these students who are returning home to China has grown at close…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Sep 19, 1:30pm -
  • Goal of Establishing Merit-Based Immigration System Undermined by Visa Hurdles
    The Trump Administration has indicated it wants to establish a merit-based immigration system focusing on bringing more high-skilled workers to the United States. According to one Administration official, the aim is to attract “individuals who prov…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 8:04pm -
  • Update: No TPS for Bahamian Nationals
    The Trump Administration has announced that it will not request Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian. TPS allows foreign nationals to live and work in the U.S. as conditions in their home countries do not allow th…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 9:39pm -
  • Rescue Efforts, Immigration Implications in Dorian Aftermath
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is directly involved in Hurricane Dorian rescue efforts.  So far the agency’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) has airlifted over 80 people, including citizens of the Bahamas and citizens of the U.S., from the ra…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 6:26pm -
  • DHS Proposes Fee of $10 to File H-1B Petition
    DHS has proposed a fee of $10 per H-1B petition. The agency considers this to be an “appropriate, nominal fee” to recover some costs involved. In January 2019, DHS published the rule establishing an H-1B electronic registration system. At that ti…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 8:33pm -
  • Denials, Delays for Foreign Students, Scholars
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cancelled an incoming Harvard freshman’s visa and deported him back to Lebanon eight hours after arriving at Boston’s Logan International Airport to start his college career. CBP detained the incoming student a…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 12:34am -
  • Facial Recognition Technology in Use for Air Travelers
    On your next international trip, you may see facial recognition technology in use.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) started piloting this technology in late 2018.  Now, in conjunction with various airlines, the use of facial recogn…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Aug 19, 9:46pm -
  • North Carolina Governor Vetoes Sanctuary Jurisdiction Bill, Draws Ire from Trump
    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) has joined the “sanctuary city” debate.  He vetoed House Bill 370, “An Act to Require Compliance with Immigration Detainers and Administrative Warrants,” on August 21, 2019. Some county sheriffs in Nort…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Aug 19, 7:17pm -
  • Update on Status of Changes to Soon-To-Expire Form I-9
    The I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form, that employers have been using since July 2017 is set to expire on August 31, 2019. Until USCIS makes any additional announcements on I-9 Central, employers should plan to continue to use the curren…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Aug 19, 9:36pm -
  • What Happens Before the ICE Raid
    ICE raids generally are the results of months (or even years) of investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Before a “raid” is conducted, a search warrant must be issued. To obtain a search warrant, HSI must show that facts establis…
    - 26 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 11:27pm -