The $500,000 EB-5 ruling

A Judge orders a return to $500,000 On June 22, 2021, the EB-5 new July 2019 Rule, which had become effective in November, 2019, was vacated by Judge Jacqueline Corley of the US District Court Northern District of California – the Rule is no more and never really was.The July...

All U Visa Applicants with pending U Visas can apply for EAD (Work permit) if their petitions are found bona fide by USCIS:

The principal petitioner properly filed Form I-918, including Form I-918B U Nonimmigrant Status Certification; The principal petitioner properly filed a personal statement from the petitioner describing the facts of the victimization; and The result of the principal petitioner’s biometrics has been received. USCIS will issue employment authorization and deferred action if, after conducting and...

USCIS Updates Process to Reschedule Biometric Services Appointments

USCIS announced that applicants, petitioners, requestors, and beneficiaries may now call the USCIS Contact Center (800-375-5283) to reschedule their biometric services appointments scheduled at a USCIS ASC. Previously, applicants had to submit requests in writing to reschedule biometrics appointments. For tips to help you navigate the USCIS Contact Center, see: Tips...

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...

Immigrant Visa Backlog – Frequently Asked Questions

Immigrant Visa Backlog - FAQs Q: Why are there still immigrant visa interview backlogs? A: Our number one priority is the safety of our applicants and our staff. The IV interview backlog has developed because of limitations in staffing and other COVID-related operational constraints preventing us from processing the same...

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a U.S. immigration policy that provides a quasi-legal status and employment authorization to certain individuals unlawfully present in the United States after being brought to the country as children. Individuals may qualify for DACA if they: Were under the age of 31 as...