News & Updates

Form I-693 is valid for 2 years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature. After the 2-year time frame, you must submit a new Form I-693 if USCIS has not adjudicated your Form I-485.

On 9/29/2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extendingtemporary waiver of the requirement that civil surgeons must sign FormI-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than60 days before an individual applies for the underlying immigration benefit(including Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence orAdjust Status).The waiver was...

Differences Between Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

Naturalization certificates and citizenship documents are very different documents. That being said, both of these documents can be used to prove that a certain individual is indeed a citizen of the United States. While these documents can be interchangeable during most legal procedures, it’s worthwhile to know the differences between...

Asylum Processing Rule is Now in Effect in the Courts and Asylum Offices of Seven Destination Cities – FAST TRACKED

A new rule went into effect on May 31, 2022. This rule radically alters the procedure for asylum seekers who are processed through expedited removal proceedings at the southern border. This rule is called Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers <https://www.aila.org/infonet/dhs-and-doj-interim-final-rule-asylum-processing>. Among...

The Chief Immigration Judge has issued this guidance to remove certain cases from the Court’s docket if they are not ripe for adjudication

The Chief Immigrarion Judge has issued this guidance to remove certain cases from the Courts' docket if they are not ripe for adjudication, to *"ensure the efficient disposition of all pending cases," including "to set priorities" for the resolution of cases, "to direct that adjudication of certain cases be deferred,"...

USCIS, DHS Is Currently Experiencing Delays In Issuing Receipts For Form I-589, Application For Asylum, And For Withholding of Removal

USCIS, DHS is currently experiencing delays in issuing receipts for Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal - https://www.uscis.gov/i-589 Due to these delays, you may not receive a receipt notice in a timely manner after you properly file your Form I-589. For purposes of the asylum one-year...

What is a PERM Green Card?

If you are an employee of a U.S. based entity, you may be able to get lawful permanent residence status or green card directly through your employer. This is called a PERM Green Card. Several types of green card sponsorship via employment start off with PERM labor certification. Bhavya Chaudhary...

Important News/Updates

1. According to a Stay order by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 24, 2022, all pre-authorized Regional Centers *remain valid and are eligible to sponsor new EB-5 investors (and file Form I-526 petitions) *otherwise compliant with relevant RIA provisions 2. On June 24,...