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Additional H2B’s: Too Little Too Late

The administration has announced it is releasing an additional 15,000 visas for seasonal workers between now and October 1st. The increase is needed but is too little too late. The process takes months, as described in this post. The season is more than half over. The situation with H2B visas does need to be addressed, but in a reasonable manner allowing for the necessary government processing times and the timeliness of need for the workers. - Read More

International Entrepreneur Rule Put on Hold

In a post on this site we explained the proposed International Entrepreneur Rule set by the Obama administration that would have made it easier for foreign investors and entrepreneurs to enter the U.S. The International Entrepreneur Rule set to go into effect next week was put on hold today. Learn about the current status of this rule. - Read More

False Claim to U.S. Citizenship: There’s No Waiver!

There is no waiver for a false claim to U.S. citizenship made after September 30, 1996, unless the applicant can demonstrate specific facts to show he reasonably believed he was a U.S. citizen. The question of whether an applicant claimed in writing or in any way to be a citizen is asked on immigration application forms. It comes up at immigration interviews. Government audits of employers' Form I-9's is increasing. Know the facts. There is no waiver, - Read More

USCIS Filing Fees to Increase Significantly Effective 12/23/2016

Immigration filing fees increase significantly December 23, 2016. Take action on your case now. Current fees and new fees for common applications given. - Read More

International Entrepreneur Rule

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is issuing a proposed new rule that would give certain international entrepreneurs temporary permission to be in the U.S. to start or develop their business here. If the rule, called the International Entrepreneur Rule, becomes final, it would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use its discretionary - Read More

H-4 EAD: Get the facts

Beginning May 26, 2015 certain individuals in H-4 status will be able to apply for employment authorization. I have been hearing a lot of misinformation regarding this new change, even including employers petitioning for change of status from H-1B to H-4 for an employee. Please note these true facts: Who Is Eligible: H-4 is a - Read More

An Extreme Hardship Waiver Only Applies Where the Hardship Affects the Applicant’s U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Parent or Spouse — Kids Don’t Count

Can a hardship to children who are US residents be the basis of an extreme hardship waiver? Read the story and outcome for one petition. - Read More

The Petitioner Signs the Petition

A young woman petitioned for her foreign national husband, who, because "he was the man," signed the petition. Learn about the outcome. - Read More

Woman Loses Out on 8 Years in Line

Immigration law is very strict and unwaivering in terms of the process that must be followed. Even a relatively minor matter can resulted in wasted years in line. Learn about one such experience. - Read More