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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...

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...

The Controversy Surrounding Sanctuary Cities

May 23, 2017
Published May 23, 2017   Since the election of President Trump, the term “sanctuary city” has had a conspicuous presence in our national conversation on immigration.  President Trump’s executive orders...

The Many Dimensions of Trump’s Immigration Orbit

Mar 7, 2017
Published March 7, 2017   Since arriving on the national political scene, Donald Trump has mastered the art of the catch phrase and buzzword.   Truthful or not, the labels he...

The New Immigration Executive Order – Do Not Panic, Part II

Feb 22, 2017
Published February 22, 2017   The grandiosity with which the Trump Administration has released Executive Orders in the past month is undeniable.  If their effectiveness is to be judged by...

This Past Weekend’s Executive Action, Shock and Awe

Jan 31, 2017
Published January 31, 2017   Lightning struck, in a bad way, for U.S. based or U.S. bound nationals of seven countries this past weekend.  Citizens and nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya,...

Yes, Now Is the Time to Get H-1B Work Visa Petitions Ready for Filing

Jan 4, 2017
Published January 4, 2017   As the new year begins, so does the rush for U.S. employers and prospective foreign workers to compete for a chance at one or more...

After Much Confusion, CIS Will Accept Older Versions of Certain Forms Until February 21, 2017

Jan 2, 2017
Published January 2, 2017   Two weeks ago, and without any prior notice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) abruptly announced that as of December 23, 2016...

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...

Do Not Panic

Nov 9, 2016
Published November 9, 2016 Panic is rarely a useful response to a stressful situation.   In the U.S. immigration arena in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency,...
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