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Category: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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...

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...

The Winding Down of DACA

Sep 6, 2017
Published September 6, 2017   In 2012 President Obama implemented an Executive Order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which led to the issuance of 2 year work...

Who Are The Top Users of H-1B Visas?

Aug 8, 2017
Published August 8, 2017   The H-1B visa is among the most popular avenues through which U.S. companies employ foreign nationals.  H-1B visa issuance depends primarily on two factors:  1)...

The Top 5 Defenses to Removal Proceedings

Jul 25, 2017
Published July 25, 2017   Foreign nationals in the U.S. may find themselves defending against removal proceedings because they overstayed or  somehow violated the terms of their temporary visa status. ...

Certain EAD Holders with Pending Extension Requests Can Continue to Work

Jul 9, 2017
Published July 9, 2017   Foreign nationals in the U.S. can qualify to obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) under a variety of circumstances.   There are more than a couple...

DHS Confirms DACA Still In Effect; Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions May Soon Return

Jun 20, 2017
Published June 20, 2017   Department of Homeland Security Confirms DACA Still in Effect In a recent memorandum to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sub-agency heads, DHS Secretary, John...

When Will CIS Expedite Processing of your Petition or Application? AND New Vetting Procedures in Place for Visa Applicants

Jun 6, 2017
Published June 6, 2017   These days, with processing times for various petitions and applications getting longer, it is important to be aware that U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and...