News & Updates

Automatic Extension of Work Permits by 540 days 

People in certain employment eligibility categories who 1. timely file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to renew their Work Permits may receive up to 540-day automatic extension of their EAD validity. 2. The renewal application must be for the same employment eligibility Category Code as the current EAD, except...

Alert: New USCIS Forms for EB-5 Regional

Effective May 14, 2022, under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA) of 2022, all Companies seeking regional center designation must submit these forms: - *Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation* Form I-956, Application for Regional Center Designation carries a filing fee of $17,795. - *Form I-956H, Bona Fides...

DOYLE MEMORANDUM – DISMISS /TERMINATE NONPRIORITY CASES EFFECTIVE FROM APRIL 25, 2022

On April 3, 2022, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Legal Advisor Kerry E. Doyle issued a memorandum to all ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) attorneys providing guidance on exercising prosecutorial discretion (PD) in removal proceedings (Doyle Memorandum). It is effective from April 25, 2022 and implements...

USCIS Premium Processing Expansion 2022

USCIS PREMIUM PROCESSING EXPANSION 2022: Possible implementation date: June 1, 2022 Case Types: I-765s, I-539s (F-1, M-1, Js, H-4s, E-2 dep, L-2s etc.) Fees: Note in the Table Below: Form Number  Description of Eligible Applications Fee Timeframe Form I-140  EB-1 – Multinational Executive or Manager (EB-1C) EB-2 – Members of...

USCIS Announces New Actions to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing, and Provide Relief to Work Permit Holders

This rule expands the categories of forms eligible for premium processing services, includingForm I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status;Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; andAdditional classifications under Form I-140.USCIS intends to begin implementing, through a phased approach, premium processing availability of Form I-539, Form I-765 and Form I-140 in fiscal...

EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act effective from March 15 2022 makes dramatic and sweeping changes that rewrite many aspects of the EB-5 Program rules governing both Direct and Regional Center (RC) investments. Some major changes include:

Reauthorizes and extends the RC Program to September 30, 2027.Increases the minimum investment amount for Targeted Employment Areas (TEAs) from $500,000 to $800,000.Increases the standard (non-TEA) minimum investment amount from $1 million to $1,050,000.High unemployment TEAs are now determined only by USCIS (no State letters).Grandfathering Protections - maintains eligibility of all pre-enactment investors,...

Practice Alert: EB-5 Regional Center Program Authorization Expected Imminently Dated March 9, 2022 

It is expected that Congress will pass its Omnibus legislation this week or early next week, and with it, the reauthorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, which has lapsed since June 30, 2021.A quick summary of its provisions:  The EB-5 Regional Center program will be reauthorized through September 30, 2027. If...

JOB AD: Legal/Office Assistant Job Duties

1.      Answer Phone 2.      Schedule appointments 3.      Seat clients, intake, water 4.      Check them out 5.      Sort and process mail – scan, save and save in folder 6.      Email them to clients 7.      Required to know English and Hindi or Gujarati 8.      Process payments, make Invoices and Receipts