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Category: Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A New Look for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

Apr 25, 2017
Published April 25, 2017   Toward enhancing security and combatting document fraud, U.S. Department of Homeland Security will begin issuing a newly redesigned Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”) and Employment...

Chicago Based Applicants for Green Cards and Citizenship: DHS/CIS Processing Times

Apr 20, 2017
Published April 20, 2017   Marriage based adjustment of status applicants residing in CIS Chicago’s jurisdiction are seeing an approximately 4-5 month wait to be scheduled for an interview.  Applicants...