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  • 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…
    - 73 days ago, 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 .
    - 79 days ago, 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,…
    - 95 days ago, 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…
    - 99 days ago, 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 - News

  • J-1 Visa Employment
    There are over 1 million international students currently studying in the U.S. The J-1 exchange visitor visa is one of the options available to students from different parts of the world who wish to benefit from the quality education offered … Cont…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • EB-3 Interview
    The EB-3 green card is an employment-based immigrant visa category for foreign nationals who seek both employment opportunity and permanent resident status in the U.S. One of the major steps along the road to getting this green card is to … Continu…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • June 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 J…
    - 9 days ago, 15 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • 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 Psychologi…
    - 10 days ago, 14 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • Green Card After Abandonment
    Being a green card holder in the U.S. doesn’t come without certain stipulations. One of the conditions is that the United States must be your permanent residence, and not anywhere else. The U.S. government forbids abandoning and staying overseas fo…
    - 14 days ago, 10 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 17 days ago, 7 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • EB-5 Green Card Extension
    At the outset, it is worth informing you that the issues surrounding the possible new regulations for the EB-5 immigrant investor program have finally been laid to rest. On February 15, 2019, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act…
    - 22 days ago, 2 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • Green Card Through Marriage Document Checklist
    Yearly, about a million foreign nationals gain legal status in the U.S., and up to 25% of those are through marriage to a U.S. permanent resident or an American citizen. Marriage-based green cards help couples achieve their dream of living … Contin…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 1:30pm -
  • EB-5 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…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 1:30pm -
  • J-1 Visa Documents
    The J-1 exchange visitor visa is for applicants who are visiting the U.S. temporarily to participate in an approved program for the acquisition of skill and knowledge before returning home to their home country. Unlike other nonimmigrant work visas,…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 1:30pm - News

  • 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 -
  • Social media fuels Cuban exodus to US
    This year around 45,000 Cubans are expected to make use of buses, boats, taxis and their own two feet to travel to the United States from South and Central American countries such as Ecuador, fearful that the warmer relations between Cuba and the US…
    - 24 Nov 15, 10:29am -
  • Record number of undocumented immigrants crossing US border
    Undocumented immigrants, particularly minors from Mexico, have been apprehended crossing the southern border of the United States at an alarming level, recent statistics from Border Patrol reveal. Almost 5,000 unaccompanied minors were caught in Octo…
    - 24 Nov 15, 10:22am -
  • Cruz refuses to rule out legalizing undocumented immigrants
    Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate nominee, Ted Cruz, has refused to rule out offering legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently believed to be living in the United States, saying that it is only after the bord…
    - 23 Nov 15, 10:00am -
  • United States deserves immigration reform, says Munoz
    Cecilia Munoz, the domestic policy director for the White House, says the United States deserves permanent immigration reform. Her comments came on Friday during an interview with EFE on the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s executive actio…
    - 23 Nov 15, 9:53am - News

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