For U Visa Applicants:

Answers to Questions about EADs, 4 years or 2 years, Green Card period etc.: Under the new Guidance issued on June 15, 2021,  People can get Work Permits (EADs) once they have been fingerprinted if USCIS determined the application is Bonafide.The EAD issued is in (c)(14) category known as 'Deferred...

USCIS Extends Evidence of Status for Conditional Permanent Residents to 24 Months with Pending Form I-751 or Form I-829

Starting Sept. 4, 2021, USCIS is extending the time that receipt notices can be used to show evidence of status from 18 months to 24 months for petitioners who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status....

EB-5 UPDATE 08/23/2021:

Today USCIS filed a motion to appeal the decision the Northern District Court of California made on June 23rd in the Behring Regional Center Lawsuit on the last day it was allowed. You may see this motion directly at this link. The good news is that since the USCIS did not file...

The Effects of Deportation on Children

Deportation has a devastating impact on the lives of children and their mental health. Having a parent or caregiver deported can lead to discrimination, poverty, fear, health issues and lower school performance. Between 2009 and 2013, over 5.3 million children in the U.S. had at least one undocumented parent, even...

EB-5 Guidelines by USCIS post Behring Regional Center LLC v. Wolf decision:

USCIS is applying the EB-5 Investor Program regulations that were in effect before the rule was changed on Nov. 21, 2019, including:  ·         The minimum investment amount of $500,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) and $1 million in a metropolitan area; ·         State designations of high unemployment TEAs; and ·         Prior USCIS procedures for the removal of...

International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program Reinstated

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the International Entrepreneur (IE) parole program, first introduced in 2017, will remain a viable program for foreign entrepreneurs to create and develop start-up entities with high growth potential in the United States. Under the IE program, Parole may be granted to up to three entrepreneurs...

Reminder of Current Policy Boarding of Lawful Permanent Residents

Unexpired Valid Permanent Resident Card • Passengers with valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”) may be boarded without any additional documentation. Re-Entry Permit (I-327): Valid and Unexpired • Passengers with valid, unexpired re-entry permit are permitted to board without additional documentation.• The document must be the original...

DHS Announces DOJ Will No Longer Defend the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule – No Need for Form I-944 Public Charge Petitions soon:

In a statement released on March 9, DHS announced: “Following the Seventh Circuit dismissal this afternoon, the final judgment from the Northern District of Illinois, which vacated the 2019 public charge rule, went into effect. As a result, the 1999 interim field guidance on the public charge inadmissibility provision (i.e.,...

January 20, 2021. U.S. Department of Labor Withdraws Program Bulletin Announcing Revised Interpretation and New Guidance under the H-1B Visa Program for Review

 On January 20, 2021, the Department of Labor withdrew its Notice concerning which employers of H-1B workers must file Labor Condition Applications, from the Office of the Federal Register prior to its publication. It is now withdrawing the Bulletin and Wage and Hour Division Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) for the...