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

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...

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect DACA Applicants

Jan 15, 2017
Published January 15, 2017   4 ½ years ago President Obama implemented an executive order to allow undocumented young adults who were brought to the U.S. as children to obtain...

Post Election Immigration Update

Dec 12, 2016
Published December 12, 2016   So far, there is no news of any substance as far as major changes in policy or law in the immigration arena.    Further, there is...

FILE BEFORE DECEMBER 23, 2016 TO AVOID IMMIGRATION FILING FEE INCREASES

Nov 23, 2016
Published November 23, 2016   As of December 23, 2016, and for the first time in six years, a filing fee increase for certain immigration applications or petitions is set to...

Do I Need to Renew My Green Card If I Am Applying for U.S. Citizenship?

Sep 20, 2016
Published September 20, 2016     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Headquarters recently issued a directive clarifying the circumstances under which prospective applicants for naturalization – filing Form N-400 – ...

Virginia Couple Pleads Guilty to $20 Million Immigration Fraud Scheme

Sep 6, 2016
Published September 6, 2016   When clients ask me why immigration authorities make it so difficult for companies and their foreign workers to get a work visa petition approved, I...
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