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  • Amazing jump on EB1 category on the July 2020 Visa Bulletin
    Listen to attorney Sharif Silmi talk about EB1 visas and the opportunities. Call us if you need help!The post Amazing jump on EB1 category on the July 2020 Visa Bulletin appeared first on .
    - 18 Jun 20, 5:56pm -
  • DACA is back! Trump administration could not block DACA
    In an amazing decision, seems DACA is back. Roberts wrote the court does “not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,” but said the Department of Homeland Security should revisit the issue. “We address only whether the agency…
    - 18 Jun 20, 5:53pm -
  • 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 -

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 - News

  • December 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 D…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 2:30pm -
  • Public Charge Rule Defeated Again Nationwide
    The Trump Administration’s public charge rule has been shut down again nationwide by a U.S. District Court judge after a previous judge limited the injunction of the rule to only three states. Although it can still be brought up to … Continue rea…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Nov 20, 4:43pm -
  • New H-1B Visa Rules: Higher Wages and More Restrictions
    New H-1B visa rules were published by the Department of Labor (DOL) on October 8, 2020. Foreign professionals working in the US on H-1B visa will likely see an increase in their wages. The new rule, “Strengthening Wage Protections for … Continue…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 9:18pm -
  • Federal Judge Blocks USCIS Fee Increase
    A U.S. District Court judge blocked the USCIS fee increase that was to take place starting October 2, 2020. The fee increase would’ve affected every business, organization, and individual that uses USCIS’s services. Table of Contents Why Was the…
    - 55 days ago, 30 Sep 20, 5:20pm -
  • EB-2 to EB-3 India Downgrade: Process, Steps, Cost, Pros and Cons

    - 57 days ago, 29 Sep 20, 1:43pm -
  • EB-2 to EB-3 India Downgrade: FAQs
    The much anticipated October 2020 Visa Bulletin brought some bad news for those in the family-based categories but provided a silver lining for petitioners in the employment-based categories. We’ve received many calls from our clients from India wh…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Sep 20, 9:39pm -
  • Regulations to Restrict H-1B Visas Almost at the Final Stage
    The Department of Homeland security (DHS) is finalizing plans to further restrict H-1B visas. DHS has already sent the new regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review, and it will likely be published in the … Continue r…
    - 73 days ago, 12 Sep 20, 3:59pm -
  • Divorce Before Green Card Interview
      Divorce is an emotionally difficult situation that most people wish to avoid. However, despite many couples’ carefulness and commitment to their marriages, divorce, and separation are still sometimes inevitable. According to the American Psychol…
    - 77 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 1:30pm -
  • U.S. Looks to Collect More Biometric Data
    On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to expand its collection of personal information from immigrants seeking U.S. visas and citizenship. DHS stated that it would soon release a formal proposal for…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 1:30pm -
  • USCIS Will Make Significant Fee Changes Starting in October
    Starting on October 2, 2020, applicants requesting certain naturalization and immigration benefits should prepare for some changes to the current filing fees. IMPORTANT NOTE: A federal judge has blocked the USCIS fee increases from taking place. Lear…
    - 87 days ago, 29 Aug 20, 8:39pm - News

  • Coronavirus [COVID-19]: qué impacto tendrá en la inmigración y los inmigrantes de EE. UU.
    Pareciera que todos los días hay una nueva noticia sobre el COVID-19 y su impacto en la vida de los estadounidenses. La velocidad de las noticias ha dejado aturdidos y confundidos a muchas personas acerca de cómo los impactan las medidas adoptadas…
    - 9 Apr 20, 6:34am -
  • Coronavirus [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…
    - 6 Apr 20, 11:43am -
  • USCIS 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 - News

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