United States Citizenship and Immigration Services EB-2

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a federal agency under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The USCIS... more +
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a federal agency under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The USCIS performs a broad variety of administrative functions, including processing visa and naturalization petitions, as well as applications for asylum and refugee status.  less -
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India EB-2 Expected to Retrogress

The second preference employment based category for immigrant petitions for Indian nationals is expected to retrogress as early as November. ...more

August 2014 Visa Bulletin: Advancement of EB-3 China and EB-2 India Cut-off Dates

The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date cut-offs that regulate when an individual can begin the final phase of the lawful permanent residence (“green card”) process, either...more

Additional Movement for EB-2 India Released in Department of State's August 2014 Visa Bulletin

The August 2014 Visa Bulletin was recently released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). As outlined in our June 10, 2014, legal update on this issue, the EB-2 category for foreign nationals from India pursuing the...more

How to File a Subsequent I-140 to Convert Visa Classification

“The waiting is the hardest part,” says the popular Tom Petty song. Well, the same is often true after you have filed the I-140 petition for an employment-based visa. In fact, in some cases, foreign nationals from specific...more

What Can I Do If EB3 Priority Has Surpassed the EB2 Availability?

Employment-based visas have five difference preference categories based on the position sought and the applicant’s qualifications. For instance, the EB2 category is available for professionals holding advanced degrees (or...more

Update: Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Numbers and Priority Date Cutoffs

Department of State’s Visa Office comments on demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories, indicating an early retrogression of the cutoff date for EB-2 India. Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control...more

Expect Significant EB-2 India Retrogression In December

The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority dates that regulate when an individual can begin the final phase of the “green card” process, either through adjustment of status or consular...more

USCIS Releases November Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released its November 2013 Visa Bulletin. Each monthly visa bulletin provides the priority cutoff dates for specific countries in order to regulate the flow of visa applications. Foreign nationals...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Huge Leap for India EB2 in August

News travels fast, so you may have already heard that the waiting line for the EB2 (advance degree professional) category for India jumped from September 1, 2004, in July to January 1, 2008, for August....more

THE NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVER PROGRAM: GETTING THE GREEN CARD WITHOUT A LABOR CERTIFICATION.

In instances where the interest of the United States is being served, aliens can seek a National Interest Waiver. The National Interest Waiver classification is a waiver of the Labor Certification Application (PERM)...more

U.S. Department Of State Update On Priority Dates And Demand

On June 19, 2012, Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting division (Visa Office) at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), met with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to discuss the...more

Waiting Lines for Family and Employment Categories: When Will I Receive My Green Card?

If you are applying for permanent residence in the United States, how do you figure out how long it will take? This seems like an easy question, but like many things with immigration, it can be complicated. ...more

Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap Reached; EB-2 Retrogresses for All Countries

H-1B Fiscal Year 2013 Cap Is Reached On June 12, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that on June 11, 2012, it had received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for...more

EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY BACKLOGGED FOR ALL COUNTRIES OF BIRTH STARTING JULY 1, 2012

On Monday, June 11th, the Department of State published the July 2012 Visa Bulletin, establishing a “cut-off date” of January 1, 2009, for EB-2 applicants born in countries other than India and China. EB-2 immigrant visas...more

VISA BULLETIN FOR JUNE 2012

The following information is provided by the Visa Office regarding the cut-off dates for the month of June 2012. FAMILY PREFERENCES...more

FY-2012 EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISAS EXHAUSTED FOR INDIA & CHINA

On Wednesday, May 9th, the Department of State published the June 2012 Visa Bulletin, announcing that immigrant visa numbers are no longer available under the Employment-Based, Second Preference (EB-2) category for applicants...more

The Strategic Plan for U.S. Immigration in the Immigration Reform Vacuum

Kathleen Campbell Walker assesses the state of affairs of immigration law and delivers a prognosis for employers: with increased litigation a looming threat for those with poor corporate immigration compliance practices,...more

EB-2 IMMIGRANT VISAS UNAVAILABLE FOR INDIA AND CHINA UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2012

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the May 2012 Visa Bulletin reflecting significant retrogression in EB-2 immigrant visa availability under the India and China employment-based second preference...more

IMMIGRANT VISA AVAILABILITY UNDER THE MARCH VISA BULLETIN CONTINUES TO ADVANCE FOR INDIA AND CHINA EB-2 CATEGORY

The Department of State (DOS) has published the March 2012 Visa Bulletin announcing that the priority date for the India and China employment-based second preference (EB-2) categories is May 1, 2010, which is a four-month...more

Immigration Visa Availability Continues to Significantly Advance for EB-2 India & China

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for February 2012, announcing that the cutoff dates for the EB-2 India and EB-2 China categories for the month of February will advance one year, from January 1,...more

Immigration Reform in a Vacuum

In the ten years post the September 11 acts of terror against the United States (U.S.) and the more recent economic downturn in the U.S., the issue of immigration reform has been basically an anathema to the public and our...more

EB2 Entrepeneurs - National Interest Waiver

The USCIS, in line with current government policy, issued new regulations to work within the current law to help boost the economy by way of allowing entrepreneurs the option to apply for green cards. ...more

Immigration Insights (January 2011)

In This Issue: H-1B Cap for FY11 Has Been Reached; February 2011 Visa Bulletin; Crimes and Immigration Consequences; Guidance on Completing I-9 in “Extension of Stay” Situations; and, May Employers Recover Costs of H-1B or...more

Immigration Insights (November 2010)

In This Issue: Homeland Security Creates I-9 Audit Fusion Center Soon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will announce the creation of an I-9 Audit Fusion Center. This center will be staffed by approximately 20...more

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