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Executive Order Suspending Immigration: Who is Affected and Who is Not

The President recently issued an Executive Order limiting the issuance of immigrant visas at U.S. consulates abroad. Learn about the scope of the Order, and who will (and who will not) be affected. - Read More

New USCIS Policy Allows Certain Electronically Copied Signatures During the COVID-19 Distancing Measures

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 20, 2020, a temporary new policy to accept all applications or petitions for immigration status or documents that contain scanned or “electronically reproduced” original signatures, including the Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.  The temporary change affects petitions or applications for submissions dated March 21, 2020 or later. - Read More

USCIS Announces Changes in Deadlines to Respond to RFEs and Other USCIS Notices and to File an Appeal

Changes in deadlines to respond to RFE’s, other USCIS notices, and to file an appeal. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced flexibility in submitting required responses to notices that apply to applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain Requests for Evidence (RFE), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID),  certain Notices of Intent to - Read More

USCIS Announces that Some Biometrics May Be Reused to Avoid Processing Delays

On March 30, 2020, USCIS announced that it will reuse biometrics data that was previously collected prior to the March 18th closure in order to avoid delays. Learn about these changes. - Read More

USCIS Extends Closure of Local Offices; Announces Appointment Cancellations and Reschedulings

What appointment cancellations due to USCIS office closure will be automatically rescheduled?  On April 1, 2020, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the current closure of all local offices will be extended at least through the end of May 3rd, unless the closure is extended further.  The closure affects all in-person activities including - Read More

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

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

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