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Distressing USCIS News for Foreign Students

In a Policy Memorandum issued on May 10, 2018 (USCIS Policy Memorandum), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) proposed a substantial change in the manner in which it will calculate periods of unlawful...more

OIG Finds USCIS Green Card Processing Time Information Unclear and Unrealistic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report on March 9, 2018 entitled: “USCIS Has Unclear Website Information and Unrealistic Time Goals for Adjudication Green Card...more

3/20/2018  /  DHS , Green Cards , OIG , USCIS

Caution: Filing Multiple H-1B Petitions for the Same Employee May Lead to Denial

Federal regulations prohibit “related entities” from filing more than one H-1B petition on behalf of a foreign national unless there is a legitimate business need to do so. This rule is designed to prevent H-1B petitioners...more

USCIS Now Accepting Credit Card Payments For Some Filings

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will accept credit card payments at no additional cost for the USCIS filing fees associated with filing most of its forms. The credit card payment option is...more

2/16/2018  /  Credit Cards , Filing Fees , USCIS

New Year’s Resolution: Overcoming H-1B RFEs in 2018

As mentioned in our last blog post, H-1B petitions filed during 2017 were subjected to a dramatic and unprecedented increase in scrutiny by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”). As a result, thousands of...more

It’s H-1B Lottery Season Again!

While it’s holiday season for most of the world, in the immigration world December also marks the unofficial start of H-1B lottery season. Background on the H-1B Visa - The H-1B program allows employers in the United...more

Feeling Discouraged About Immigration?

Feeling Discouraged About Immigration? You are not alone. Many agree that the U.S.’s current immigration system is in need of comprehensive legislative reform....more

9/26/2017  /  DACA , DAPA , DHS , H-1B , I-9 , Immigration Reform , OPT , Travel Ban , USCIS , Visas
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