Newsletter Archive

11/22/2017

Date: 11/22/2017

Thank you for being our valued clients. We are grateful for the pleasure of serving you and meeting your immigration needs.

We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will respond to all phone messages and emails on Monday 11/27/17., Read More


10/25/2017

Date: 10/25/2017

Two Major Shifts in Policies Impacting Non-Immigrant Visa Holders

1. USCIS Updates Policy to Ensure H-1B Employers Meet Burden of Proof for EVERY Non Immigrant Work Petition.

Under the updated guidance, published on October 23, 2017, USCIS is instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny to both initial petitions and extension requests for almost all nonimmigrant visa categories that use Form I-129, including H-1B and L-1 categories. Prior to… Read More


10/3/2017

Date: 10/03/2017

CLIENT ALERT - USCIS RESUMES H-1B PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR ALL CASES.

Today, October 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is resuming premium processing for ALL H-1B petitions, effective immediately. Previously, USCIS had restored premium processing piecemeal, first for medical doctors seeking H-1B status under the Conrad 30 program, or through an interested government agency waiver, and then for H-1B Cap-Subject cases.

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9/18/2017

Date: 09/18/17

CLIENT ALERT - USCIS RESUMES PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR H-1B CAP CASES - STARTING TODAY!!!!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas. Premium processing has also resumed for the annual 20,000 additional petitions that are set aside to hire workers with a U.S. master’s degree or higher educational degree.

When… Read More


9/6/2017

Date: 09/06/17

ALERT: DHS ENDS DACA PROGRAM , BEGINS “PHASE OUT”

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its plan to formally rescind the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, known as DACA. In deciding to end the DACA program, DHS points to the creation of the program by President Obama as an “unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch” and assumes that any legal challenge to the program… Read More