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11 12, 2018
December 2018 Visa: Predictions and Insights

Every month, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim - Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, provides

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01 12, 2018
DOL updates LCA

On November 19, 2018, it became compulsory for employers to use the updated Labor Condition Application form if they seek to file H-1B, E-3, and H-1B1 petitions on behalf

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13 11, 2018
Trump Attacks Birthright Citizenship

President Donald Trump says he is working on an executive order that will end birthright citizenship - a principle that states that anybody born in the U.S. is automati

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02 11, 2018
November 2018 Bulletin: For the Second Month Running, USCIS Will Use Filing Dates As Cutoff for Both Family-Sponsored and Employment-Based Preference Filings

For the second consecutive month, both employment-based filings and family sponsored fillings will use the dates for filing charts. The last time this happened was 2 ye

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17 10, 2018
Partial Implementation of Updated Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear Begins On October 1

Earlier this year on June 28, the USCIS released an updated policy memo on NTAs that provides guidelines to when USCIS officers can issue Notice to Appear. An NTA, which

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13 09, 2018
September 2018 Bulletin: Retrogression for EB-2 and EB-3 categories

For the month of September, final action dates for several employment-based visa categor

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30 08, 2018
What Is Unlawful Presence & How Does The Recent Policy Change Affect Its Calculation?

Foreign nationals who are not lawful permanent residents in the United States can accrue unlawful presence (ULP) if they stay in the U.S. aft

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10 08, 2018
New Policy Grants USCIS Adjudicators the Authority to Deny Filings without Issuing a Request for Evidence.

On July 13, 2018, the USCIS issued a policy memorandum which revises guidance on USCIS a

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17 07, 2018
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Upholding Trumps Travel Ban

On June 26, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Proclamation No. 9645, com

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