News & Updates

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...

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...