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The H-1B Visa Rush Is On – Start Preparing Now

Jan 9, 2018
Published January 9, 2018   Starting April 1, 2018, employers and their foreign worker employees will get a chance at one or more of the 85,000 H-1B visas available each...

The Unknown Future of DACA

Jan 1, 2018
Published January 1, 2018   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals measure implemented by President Obama has come to represent an issue bigger than just the undocumented young adults it...

Recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Operations

Dec 12, 2017
Published December 12, 2017   Consistent with policies of previous administrations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division has been focusing their enforcement operations arresting noncitizens...

Update: Green Card Interviews for Marriage Based Applicants, Including for Same Sex Partners

Nov 28, 2017
Published November 28, 2017     A foreign national applying for permanent resident status by way of marriage to a U.S. citizen, continues to enjoy a mostly efficient and streamlined...

Beware Immigrants: Automatic Voter Registration

Nov 15, 2017
Published November 15, 2017   On the topic of well-intended laws and unintended consequences, one of the first things that come to my mind is the law requiring local Department...

In the Trump Era, DHS/CIS Looks For More Ways to Deny Work Visa Petitions

Nov 1, 2017
Published November 1, 2017   I am often asked why and how there are so many undocumented people living in the U.S.   The complete answer has many facets.  One of...

Trump Administration Looks to Impose Quotas on Immigration Judges

Oct 19, 2017
Published Ocotber 19, 2017     Without question, immigration law enforcement in the U.S. has been on the rise since the election of President Trump.  Heightened immigration enforcement was one...

Richard Hanus once again recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer Magazine

Oct 12, 2017
Super Lawyer Magazine has once again chosen Richard Hanus as a Super Lawyer in the field of Immigration Law for 2018.  Each year Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication of Thomson...

New Policy: All Employment Based Green Card Applicants In The U.S. Will Be Interviewed

Oct 3, 2017
Published October 3, 2017   Foreign nationals residing in the U.S. who are applying to adjust their status to lawful permanent resident (green card via Form I-485) based on an...

Premium Processing Continues for More Categories of H-1B Filings; The Green Card Lottery (DV-2019)

Sep 20, 2017
Published September 20, 2017     Premium Processing Continues for More Categories of H-1B Filings In an abrupt about face earlier in the year, U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and...