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Peerally Law Blog

  • 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 40 days ago, 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…
    - 42 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 4:23pm -
  • Breaking News: USCIS to conduct Interviews for All Employment Based Green Cards
    According to an article by Politico, it seems that under the rules of “extreme vetting”, USCIS will be conducting an interview on adjustment of status for those applying for permanent residence based on employment (EB). Immigration authorities wi…
    - 49 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 3:41am -

Immigration Legal Blogs

  • California fires: Immigrants living illegally in path of blazes told they won’t be deported by ICE officials
    Officials have reassured immigrants it’s safe to go to shelters By Jeremy B White San Francisco of http://www.independent.co.uk As fires continue to rage across Northern California, authorities are reassuring residents worried about being deported.…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 2:20am -
  • Deadline to Submit DACA Renewal Requests Approaching On Oct. 5
    Release Date: Sept. 28, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding eligible Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients that they have one week to properly file their DACA renewal requests and associated applicat…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 4:47pm -
  • New USCIS Form Streamlines Process to Obtain a Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously
    WASHINGTON – Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work au…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 4:40pm -
  • Memorandum on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    MEMORANDUM FOR: James W. McCament Acting Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Thomas D. Homan Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Kevin K. McAleenan Acting Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection Joseph B. M…
    - 40 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 3:48am -
  • USCIS Grants All Available U Visas for Fiscal Year 2017
    USCIS has approved the congressionally mandated annual limit of 10,000 petitions for U nonimmigrant status for victims of certain crimes committed in the United States who assist law enforcement authorities. Although USCIS cannot grant any more U vis…
    - 42 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 3:04am -
  • DACA might soon end
    DACA, the famous and controversial program on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, might well no longer exist in the next few months or years. President Trump, in his promises to curb on immigration is looking into actually end the program. Many ca…
    - 46 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 2:59am -
  • Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration
    Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration The Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan and the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s William Stock talked about President-elect Trump’s immigration policy, including his pledge to…
    - 15 Dec 16, 12:20am -
  • 5 Things California Should Do To protect its Immigrant population.
    According to Fortune.com “California has more than 2.7 million undocumented immigrants—about 7% of its population. Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s conservativ…
    - 6 Dec 16, 8:10pm -
  • Top 5 Reasons to Quickly file for your citizenship.
    With the immigrants’ fear soaring after the U.S elections, we are recommending to people who are eligible to file for their U.S citizenship to actually move forward with their applications. The five reasons stated below are just few of many on why…
    - 3 Dec 16, 7:10pm -
  • Is Trump present silence on immigration the calm before the storm?
    Many have started to see hope in the words of President Donald Trump messages because he failed to actually pursue some of his ‘inflaming promises’ on the campaign. For example he is not going to try to go after Hillary Clinton and also kind of r…
    - 23 Nov 16, 7:49pm -

immi-usa.com News

  • November 2017 Visa Bulletin | Report, Predictions & Analysis
    If you are on the path to a green card and only need to wait until your priority date is current, then this article is for you. Whether you want to find out where the dates have fallen this month, … Continue reading →The post November 2017 Visa…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 1:23pm -
  • E-2 Visa Transfer | How to Switch To an H-1B or Green Card

    - 14 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 1:30pm -
  • EB-1A Denial: Top 4 Reasons for Rejection | SGM Law Group
    Immigration law is rarely an easy road to navigate. Without help, the complicated processes and documents can be overwhelming. If you have experienced an EB-1A denial or wish to avoid one, keep reading for the top 4 reasons for denial … Continue re…
    - 23 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • EB-1C RFE | Request for Evidence for a Manager or Executive Petition
    There are few things as alarming as an RFE in the world of immigration law. Fortunately, while an RFE may present an obstacle in your journey, it also presents an opportunity. If you’ve received an EB-1C RFE, here are the … Continue reading →T…
    - 33 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • October 2017 Visa Bulletin | Report, Prediction & Analysis
    As more and more people have petitioned for green cards across the globe, a whole host of new opportunities are created in the U.S. for foreign nationals from all walks of life. For those waiting for their green card to become current, … Continue…
    - 33 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • EB-1 for Managers on H-1B
    Getting an EB-1 for managers on H-1B status may seem simple, but it requires quite a bit of work on your part and the part of your employer. Keep reading to find out what goes into an EB-1C and how … Continue reading →The post EB-1 for Managers…
    - 42 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • EB1 for PhD Holders | Green Card Process for PhD Students
    Accomplishing the prestigious task of obtaining your PhD is no easy feat. Using it to obtain a green card, however, may prove to be almost as challenging without help. Keep reading to view the requirements for an EB1 for PhD holders … Continue rea…
    - 54 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • EB-1A vs EB-1B | Advantages, Requirements, Priority Dates
    As the most prestigious levels of the employment-based green cards, the EB-1A and EB-1B immigrant visas share many advantages. However, they do differ in some key areas. Find out which green card is the right fit for your situation through … Contin…
    - 62 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • September 2017 Visa Bulletin | Report, Prediction & Analysis
    September is the final month before the end of the fiscal year. With that comes a new start for visas across the board. Hundreds of thousands of people have petitioned for green cards and are waiting for their priority dates … Continue reading →…
    - 67 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 12:39pm -
  • EB-1C Denial: Top 6 reasons for Rejection | SGM Law Group
    Every aspect of immigration law is fraught with complications. Sometimes, despite doing everything the right way, you can still get a denial. When it comes to a green card as distinguished as the EB-1C, a denial can be devastating. In … Continue re…
    - 82 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 1:00pm -

us-immigration.com News

  • Sessions Says Four Cities May Be Violating US Law
    Four cities and one county in the US were singled out by the Justice Department on Thursday as having sanctuary policies that could be violating a federal law stating that information cannot be withheld from US immigration officers by local governmen…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 11:07am -
  • US-Canadian Border Immigrant Smuggling Operation Busted
    This week in Vermont, federal agents broke up an immigrant smuggling operation on the border of the US and Canada, revealing the increasing options used by undocumented immigrants desperate to enter the US but fearful of the stronger security on the…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 11:06am -
  • DHS Wants to Reform Immigration Without Congress
    While Congress is being asked by the Trump administration to give approval to a stricter overhaul of immigration laws in the US, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking at options that would allow it to transform the nation’s immigrati…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:57am -
  • Haiti Formally Requests TPS Extension
    Haiti has formally requested the US government to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals currently living in the US for a further 18 months. Over 50,000 Haitian immigrants are registered on the humanitarian aid program, whi…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:54am -
  • Trump Slams Democrats Over Immigration
    On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump defended his demands for hard-line immigration reform in return for allowing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to remain in the US. He slammed the Democratic Party as being wea…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 11:59am -
  • Most Americans Do Not Want Deportation of Young Immigrants
    According to the findings of a new poll, only one in five Americans would like to see the deportation of young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as minors. The ‘Dreamers’ are the focus of a contentious political argument between Congress…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 10:51am -
  • Non-Immigrant Visas Temporarily Halted by US and Turkey
    On Sunday, the US announced the placement of a temporary halt on all US visa applications for non-immigrants from Turkey, in a decision that Turkey was quick to mirror. The US Embassy in Ankara released a statement saying that recent events have mean…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 10:01am -
  • Trump Wants Immigration Changes and Border Wall Funds
    President Donald Trump has demanded drastic changes to border policy and funding provided for his much-discussed border wall by Congress, in return for allowing young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as minors to remain in the country. US o…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 9:59am -
  • ICE Vows to Perform Immigration Raids in California
    Workplace and neighborhood immigration raids will be carried out in the state of California following its decision to become a sanctuary state, according to Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Homan says th…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 10:42am -
  • Republicans Want Reduction in Immigration of Low-skilled Workers
    Georgia Republican Senator, David Perdue, wants fewer low-skilled immigrant workers to be allowed to come to the US, telling a conservative radio program recently that such people inevitably compete with low-skilled, low-end American workers. He is n…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 10:39am -

cis.org News

  • newAG Sessions Takes on the 'Credible Fear Loophole'
    On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is the agency of the Department of Justice with jurisdiction over the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appe…
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:26pm -
  • newA Sad Note About the EB-5 Program
    The Australian program for immigrants as business investors seeks moneyed people who will start their own companies in that country — a plausible reason, the Aussies feel, to issue a visa. Patrick McHughOctober 16, 2017 - 1:56pm David Nor…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Oct 17, 5:56pm -
  • newDACA and REAL ID, a Contradiction in Terms?
    Much has been said and written in recent days about DACA, or "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." Interestingly, by its terms, that program appears to contradict the REAL ID Act on the issue of whether the aliens covered by that program have "l…
    - 15 hours ago, 16 Oct 17, 5:19pm -
  • newU.S. Immigrant Population Hit Record 43.7 Million in 2016
    Bryan GriffithOctober 16, 2017 - 5:39am Overall growth slowed, but Middle Eastern, non-Mexico Latin American, Asian, and sub-Saharan African populations grew substantially
    - 22 hours ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:39am -
  • The End of the Beginning of Trump Travel Order Litigation?
    In a summary disposition issued by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the Court vacated the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Trump vs. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and remanded the case to the Four Circuit "wi…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:55pm -
  • Government Data Shows Enormous Pool of Potential Workers in Texas and Florida for Rebuilding
    Bringing in foreign workers is one of the main ways immigration lawyers make their money, of course, so it is not surprising that they would disregard the enormous number of Americans who could be put to work in these states doing hurricane cleanup…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 7:10pm -
  • One For-Profit ESL School Sues Another over Recruiting Issues
    Most of my readers with some experience at American colleges or universities did not have any contact with recruiters paid by those institutions, unless they happened to be spectacular high school athletes. Most of them attended schools that had m…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:53pm -
  • Zadvydas Claims More Victims
    The "credible fear" process was not the only immigration policy that failed in the case of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, a Somali national charged in connection with an attack in Canada. Mark KrikorianOctober 12, 2017 - 2:35pm Edmonton…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 6:35pm -
  • Jessica Vaughan Reacts to Admin Immigration Plan
    Originally Aired by FOX Business on October 9, 2017 Bryan GriffithOctober 12, 2017 - 1:47pm
    - 5 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 5:47pm -
  • EB-5 Statistics and the Fee-dom of Information Act
    One can pry information out of the government under FOIA and then re-sell that data to other parties that are not quite as adept at FOIA. Here's an example in the EB-5 immigrant investor program. Bryan GriffithOctober 11, 2017 - 3:52pm Davi…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 7:52pm -

Global Immigration Blog

  • Insights: AOS Interviews Begin
    The USCIS has started conducting in-person interviews for all employment-based adjustment of status (AOS) applicants whose applications were filed on or after March 6, 2017. The AOS will not be approved until after a “successful” interview. Altho…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 9:36pm -
  • Official Notice: TPS for Sudan to Terminate on November 2, 2018
    DHS published the official announcement in the Federal Register terminating TPS for Sudan as of November 2, 2018. Information on how to re-register for TPS and extend EADs until the termination date can be found at https://www.federalregister.gov/doc…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 9:25pm -
  • Trump Administration Issues “Principles” in Exchange for Relief for DACA Recipients
    Deferred action for DACA recipients will start to expire in March 2018 and there is still no certainty about what will happen to them.  Amidst legal challenges to the rescission of DACA, the introduction of a number of statutory fixes, and a suppose…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 4:09pm -
  • New California Laws Provide Protections to Immigrant Employees
    On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed 11 bills essentially making California a sanctuary state.  The California Values Act (SB 54) aims to protect undocumented immigrants living in California.  Brown stated that “this bill st…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 1:54am -
  • Insights: Options for Haitians in TPS
    In May, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Haitians was extended for six months, until January 22, 2018. Generally extended in 18-month intervals, then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly had extended the Haitian TPS for six month…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 8:05pm -
  • Bills in Congress Would Give Undocumented Children Path to Citizenship
    Introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), the “Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers Employment Education and Defending Our Nation” (SUCCEED) Act would provide undocumented children with the opportunit…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 9:32pm -
  • Department of State Begins Accepting Applications for Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery on October 3
    Registration for the Department of State’s Diversity Lottery will be opened from noon EDT on October 3, 2017, to noon EDT on November 7, 2017. This program makes 50,000 immigrant visas available to individuals from countries with low rates of immig…
    - 21 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 7:39pm -
  • Trump Issues Country-Specific Travel Ban
    President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation that imposes new travel restrictions on eight countries, “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry in to the United States by Terrorist or Other Public-Safety Threat…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:36pm -
  • Revised Travel Ban Coming?
    The Trump Administration reportedly may replace the current travel ban with a country-specific set of restrictions. In June, the Supreme Court allowed the government to begin enforcing the 90-day travel ban against individuals from Iran, Libya, Somal…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 8:40pm -
  • DHS Updates Temporary Protected Status for Sudan and South Sudan
    The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan will terminate in 12 months on November 2, 2018, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced on September 18, 2017. TPS is terminated when DHS determines that the country’s conditions n…
    - 28 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 5:32pm -