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October 2017 Visa Bulletin Update with Charlie Oppenheim, Department of State

EB-1 China and EB-1 India. These categories will become current again in October. These categories are expected to remain current for the foreseeable future, although a final action date will likely again be imposed at some point later in the fiscal year.  EB-2 Worldwide. As anticipated, this category becomes current again on October [...]

By | 2017-09-27T19:23:36+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Visa Bulletin Information|0 Comments

Travel Ban

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation, titled "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats," establishing a new travel ban with visa restrictions on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Restrictions [...]

By | 2017-09-26T14:45:50+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Misc. Immigration News|0 Comments

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Visas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year year (FY) 2018 cap. Premium processing has also resumed for the annual 20,000 additional petitions that are set aside to hire workers with a U.S. master’s degree or higher educational [...]

By | 2017-09-19T11:45:23+00:00 September 18th, 2017|H-1B Updates|0 Comments

TPS Update

There has been recent news that affects some TPS recipients.  If you live in the Sixth or Ninth Circuits (TN, KY, OH, MI, AK, HI, AZ, CA, NV, ID, OR, WA, or MT), you may be eligible to apply for adjustment of status to permanent residence without having to depart the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-09-14T21:02:56+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Misc. Immigration News|0 Comments

ATTN E-Verify Enrolled Employers

Recently, E-Verify released a redesigned participation poster. The new poster informs current and prospective employees of their legal rights, responsibilities, and protections in the employment eligibility verification process. The poster is now available in English and Spanish as one poster. As stated in the E-Verify User Manual, employers must replace [...]

By | 2017-09-06T22:55:23+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Misc. Immigration News|0 Comments

The End of DACA

While the Trump Administration announced the end of DACA today, September 5, 2017, there is a six month window (to March 5, 2018) during which Congress must act to protect those who now hold DACA status.  Contact your representatives to express your support for DACA! Nobody's DACA status will be revoked [...]

By | 2017-09-06T22:47:46+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Legislation|0 Comments