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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

  • BREAKING NEWS: USCIS Announces 2021 H-1B Cap Completed
    With the new registration system firmly in place for the H-1B 2021 filing season, the USCIS has just completed its first lottery using this format. Rather than filing petitions as before, prospective petitioners submitted registrations through the US…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 9:01pm -
  • Do You Need to Pay Taxes on an E-2 Visa?
    United States tax law is a complex field, especially for those on nonimmigrant status. However, as murky as it may seem, everyone must comply with what applies to their status to avoid violating the law. The E-2 investor visa is … Continue reading…
    - 11 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 1:30pm -
  • USCIS Announces Temporary Suspension of H-1B 2021 Premium Processing
    On Tuesday, March 17, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing services for all petitions filed under the H-1B cap-subject category. As stated in the announcement, H-…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Mar 20, 3:33pm -
  • How the Coronavirus is Affecting International Travel and Immigration
    Since it has been confirmed that person-to-person infection is one of the major ways through which the new coronavirus spreads, governments all over the world have been taking actions to reduce both outbound and inbound international travel. Drastic…
    - 17 days ago, 21 Mar 20, 2:05am -
  • Will the USCIS Know About Unauthorized Employment?
    One of the most explicit immigration laws in the United States is the government’s stance against unauthorized employment. It is a violation of the country’s immigration and labor laws, which can attract heavy punishments. According to the United…
    - 20 days ago, 17 Mar 20, 1:30pm -
  • H4 Visa EAD FAQs | Common H4 EAD Questions Answered
    On May 26, 2015, the USCIS began accepting applications for H-4 dependent spouses to obtain employment authorization. This long-awaited change is a relief for the thousands of H-4 holders who will be eligible for the benefits of employment. We’ve r…
    - 22 days ago, 15 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • April 2020 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 A…
    - 24 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • H-1B Visa 2020-21 Lottery Predictions, Changes, Process, Cap, Dates (Updated: 3/30/2020)
    Each year, tens of thousands of skilled immigrants petition for the highly sought-after H-1B visa, which is available to those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher along with a specialty job that requires that degree. Due to the fact … Continue…
    - 39 days ago, 27 Feb 20, 4:50pm -
  • EB-1 Green Card vs NIW
    Getting a green card through employment is one of the most popular methods of immigration into the United States. However, for most of the green card options, you need to have a U.S. employer sponsor you for your immigrant visa. … Continue reading…
    - 41 days ago, 25 Feb 20, 2:30pm -
  • EB-5 Green Card Investment Amount
    The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is an employment-based visa category which affords immigrant investors the eligibility to become permanent residents in the U.S. Yearly, a total number of 10,000 EB-5 visas are made available by the USCIS since its…
    - 42 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 2:30pm -

us-immigration.com News

  • newCoronavirus [COVID-19]: Impacts on US Immigration and Immigrants
    It feels like every day there is something new about COVID-19 and its impact on the lives of Americans. For many, the rapid-fire news cycle has left them dazed and confused about how the government’s response to the virus impacts them. This confusi…
    - 10 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 11:43am -
  • newUSCIS Offices closed due to Coronavirus
    USCIS shutdown its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers from March 18 to the public. Initially, it was estimated to be closed until April 1. However, considering the current situation where this coronavirus is spreading like…
    - 11 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 11:20am -
  • Expiring Work Authorization
    US citizens and permanent residents have the right to work in the US with few or no restrictions. If a person can show a valid green card or proof of citizenship, they can show that they are authorized to work in the US. Those who are not citizens or…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • A Closer Look at the Citizenship Test
    After an applicant has filed for US naturalization, he or she must pass the citizenship test in order to achieve citizen status. The naturalization test is administered by immigration officers and is designed to help determine whether an applicant ha…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Immigration reform within 6 months
    President Barack Obama says that the bipartisan group of senators who are working on legislation for immigration reform are following a “reasonable timetable” and has suggested that he will push forward to try and have a bill passed within the fi…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Rubio Supports the Dream Act in Some Form
    Although the DREAM Act has not passed in Florida or on a Federal level, several legislators still support the proposed legislation and hope to get some form of the law passed eventually. Recently, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has stated that…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • US Immigration Law to be Reviewed by Supreme Court
    Ever since a controversial immigration law was passed in Arizona, there has been legal opposition to the legislation. Now, the United States Supreme Court is reviewing that law, which requires police to check immigration status of people who are stop…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Is it Good to Have Private Prisons for Immigration Detentions?
    This year, the federal government is expected to deport over 400 000 undocumented immigrants, possibly breaking a new deportation record. These large numbers mean that many cases in immigration courts are pending, in part because the courts cannot ke…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • Support for immigration reform remains undiminished
    Regardless of whether House majority leader Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat was caused by the issue of immigration, two significant new polls seem to indicate that the great majority of Americans, including many conservative Republicans, continue to…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -
  • New proposals for immigration changes sans Congress
    The Department of Homeland Security has announced two new proposals to allow 100,000 skilled immigrant workers to become eligible for work visas.  This is the latest step toward a change in policy and would get around the continued intransigence of…
    - 23 Dec 19, 7:36am -

Global Immigration Blog

  • Filings for H-1B Visas Up 25% from Previous Year
    Between March 1 and March 20, 2020, 275,000 individuals were entered into USCIS’ new electronic pre-registration system to obtain an H-1B for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. This is a nearly 25% increase over last year’s filings. While it is hard to…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 10:12pm -
  • USCIS Announces Temporary Relief for EAD Applicants
    In the first bit of relief for individuals waiting for their I-765, Applications for Employment Authorization to be adjudicated and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to be issued, USCIS announced that it will start reusing previously submitte…
    - 7 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 9:45pm -
  • DHS, CDC: New Travel Restrictions for Southern, Northern Borders
    DHS and CDC have announced a new travel restriction at the Southern and Northern borders due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. According to the announcement, DHS will do what it can (including repatriation flights) to prevent the introduction o…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 11:34pm -
  • Temporary E-Verify Policies Announced for Delays Due to COVID-19
    E-Verify has modified its policies temporarily due to COVID-19 as follows: Employers must still create cases in E-Verify within three business days from the date of hire. Employers should use the hire date from the employee’s Form I-9 Employment El…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 11:50pm -
  • USCIS Announces Expanded Premium Processing Suspension, Acceptance of Non-Original Signatures
    Due to COVID-19, USCIS announced that as of March 20, 2020, it is immediately suspending premium processing service for all Form I-129 and I-140 petitions until further notice. USCIS also said that petitioners that have already filed a form requestin…
    - 17 days ago, 21 Mar 20, 1:56am -
  • National Emergency Prompts DHS to Announce Temporary Flexibility for Employers’ I-9 Compliance
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced flexibility regarding Employment Verification (Form I-9) regulations due to COVID-19. Recognizing that companies and organizations are having to temporarily shift to a remote working basis, DHS is a…
    - 17 days ago, 20 Mar 20, 9:27pm -
  • Travel Restrictions Update: United Kingdom and Ireland
    Several Presidential Proclamations suspending travel to the U.S. from abroad due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been issued since January 31, 2020, each building upon the last. Now, restrictions on those traveling from the United…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Mar 20, 5:14pm -
  • COVID-19 and Employer Responsibilities to Workers on Visas
    As employers respond to workplace issues pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it is important not to forget about foreign nationals working pursuant to temporary non-immigrant visas. Employers must avoid discriminatory policies and remember that the…
    - 24 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 9:34pm -
  • Factors Government Will Consider under New Public Charge Rule
    On the same day the Public Charge Rule went into effect (February 24, 2020), immigrant advocates held a teach-in at Boston City Hall to try to lessen the uncertainty and fear that has been spreading through immigrant communities. The Administration h…
    - 31 days ago, 6 Mar 20, 8:01pm -
  • U.S. Supreme Court: No Federal Preemption in State’s I-9 Fraud Case
    Please see our legal update on the Supreme Court’s decision that federal law does not preempt a state’s ability to bring criminal prosecutions against individuals for providing false or fraudulent information in connection with their employment.…
    - 31 days ago, 6 Mar 20, 3:47pm -