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Category: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation

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...

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...

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...

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...

U.S. Department of Justice Announces New Immigration-Related Prosecution Priorities

Apr 12, 2017
Published April 12, 2017   In general, individuals who enter the U.S. without proper documentation, or who have overstayed their visas are guilty of only civil, as opposed to criminal,...

H-1B Cap Quickly Reached Yet Again; Outsourcing Firms and Computer Programmers Going Out of Style

Apr 10, 2017
Published April 10, 2017   Like in years past, the annual supply of 85,000 H-1B professional work visas for the coming fiscal year was exhausted within the first week employers...
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