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Category: Immigrant Health Care Workers in the U.S.

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...

More Than Enough H-1B Petitions Received, But Overall Filings Decline

Apr 21, 2017
Published April 21, 2017   Within the first week of availability, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services received more than enough petitions to exhaust the entirety of the coming fiscal year’s...

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...

Expansion of Stateside “Provisional” Waiver Program

Aug 8, 2016
Published August 8, 2016   Back in 2013, the US Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services first implemented a “stateside” I-601A Waiver program, an initiative allowing for the processing a “waiver...

When an Employer Petitions a Relative for Green Card

Jun 19, 2016
Published June 19, 2016   In the vast majority of cases where an employer looks to facilitate permanent resident (green card) status for a foreign national, the employer, as a...

Believe It or Not, H-1B Visa Filing Season Is Nearing

Nov 24, 2015
  Published November 24, 2015   It seemed like just yesterday U.S. employers and prospective foreign workers were competing for a chance at one or more of the 85,000 H-1B...

Major New Changes to the October Visa Bulletin

Oct 2, 2015
published October 2, 2015   The generous new provisions included in the most recent U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin, per President Obama’s previous Executive Order, have been rolled back...

The New Visa Bulletin Format: What is it? Who Benefits?

Sep 21, 2015
Published September 21, 2015 The centerpiece of President Obama’s most recent immigration related Executive Order was a measure providing employment authorization for millions of long time undocumented residents.  This portion...

Applying for a Green Card – The Top 5 Things That Matter

Sep 7, 2015
published September 7, 2015   There are dozens and dozens of factors that go into an individual’s eligibility for a U.S. lawful permanent residence, or green card. For individuals present...

Certain H-4 Visa Holders Are Now Eligible to Obtain Employment Authorization

May 26, 2015
Published May 26, 2015   Certain qualified spouses of H-1B visa holders, who themselves hold H-4 status, may now be able to apply for an Employment Authorization Document pursuant to...
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