News & Updates

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 categories retrogressed. This is hardly surprising as t

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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. after the period of stay authori

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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 adjudications concerning adjudicators’ discretion to deny requests, applications, or pe

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10 08, 2018
Visa Bulletin August 2018 : Retrogression for EB-1 for all countries apart from India and China, Notable Movement for EB-2 and EB-3 China

Released every month, the USCIS releases a visa bulletin. This bulletin informs immigrant visa applicants if they are qualified to submit the necessary documentation and application. For the month

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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, commonly known as the Travel Ban. In doing so, the Supreme

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27 06, 2018
Visa Bulletin July 2018 : Noteworthy Movement for EB-2 and EB-3 India, Substantial Retrogression for EB-3 China

Every month, the United States Department of State releases a visa bulletin that informs immigrant visa applicants if they are eligible to submit the needed documentation to the National Visa Cente

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05 06, 2018
Visa Bulletin June 2018

arlier this month, the Department of State released the June visa bulletin. The monthly visa bulletin shows foreign nationals when they are eligible for a green card by comparing the priority date

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05 06, 2018
Policy Memo to Change Rules Regarding Unlawful Presence for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants

On Tuesday, May 11, 2018, the USCIS published a memo that may change how unlawful presence is determined for foreign persons in the F, J, and M status. Scheduled to go into effect on August 9, the

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24 05, 2018
H-1B Policy Memo Unlawful, Claims Lawsuit-

A lawsuit filed on May 1 with the US District Court for the District of New Jersey challenged the H-1b visa Third-Party Worksi

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10 05, 2018
Visa Bulletin For May 2018: Eb-3 India Sees a substantial Surge, Eb-1 China/India Remains The Same

Released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) in April, the May 2018 visa bulletin is effective in the month of May 2018. At first glance, it is noticeable that a final action date has been impose

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