Employment-Based Immigration

6 Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer during an Initial Consult

When preparing to resolve your important immigration issues, meeting with a lawyer to discuss your options for proceeding can be the best way to figure out how to move forward. While you may have a lot of questions specific to your situation, making a point to ask the following questions as well can shed [...]

6 Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer during an Initial Consult

One Path to a Green Card: The 6 Steps of Consular Processing

Consular processing is one pathway to obtaining permanent resident status in the U.S. Generally available to those who have an approved immigration petition and an available immigrant visa number, consular processing is an alternative to the adjustment of status process for individuals who are not already in the U.S. Below is a simplified overview [...]

One Path to a Green Card: The 6 Steps of Consular Processing

What Is Visa Retrogression?

Visa retrogression refers to situations when there are more visa applicants for a certain category or countries than there are available visas for that month. Typically occurring near the end of the fiscal year, visa retrogression can end up meaning that visa applicant’s priority dates shift around the set cut-off date, meeting it one [...]

What Is Visa Retrogression?

4 Important Facts to Know about Visa Priority Dates

Visa priority dates refer to visa applicants’ place in queue when the demand for the visa they are seeking exceeds the number of available visas. When visa applicants’ priority dates become “current” or available, these applicants will typically be eligible to obtain permanent resident status in the U.S. Below, we have pointed out some more [...]

4 Important Facts to Know about Visa Priority Dates

Concurrent Filing FAQs: Important Info for Visa Applicants

Concurrent filing refers to situations in which an immigrant petition and an adjustment of status application are filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the same time. This essentially means that petition and application, along with all of the necessary supporting documents and application fees, are mailed at the same time to [...]

Concurrent Filing FAQs: Important Info for Visa Applicants

How to File for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal

With Nepal recently having been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, eligible nationals of Nepal can now apply for TPS that, if granted, would allow them to remain in the U.S. with the right to work here for the term of the designated period. Here is how [...]

How to File for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal

Clinton Signs H-1B Bills into Law

Pres. Clinton signed S. 2045 and H.R. 5362 into law in October 2000, raising the H-1B cap to 195,000 and raising the INS filing fee by $500. In what might have been his last opportunity to pass important immigration legislation, President Clinton signed S. 2045 and H.R. 5362 into law on Tuesday, [...]

Clinton Signs H-1B Bills into Law

Adjustment Of Status For “T” And “U” Visa Holders

The USCIS has finally issued a rule allowing holders of “T” and “U” visa status to apply for “adjustment of status” to green card. The USCIS has finally issued a rule allowing holders of “T” and “U” visa status to apply for “adjustment of status” to green card. Based on the Victims [...]

Adjustment Of Status For “T” And “U” Visa Holders

Talent scout caught in immigration visa scam

A talent scout working out of the Los Angeles area has been charged with 32 misdemeanor counts for allegedly violating the Immigration Consultant Act. If convicted, the man could face up to one year in jail for each count, for a total potential sentence of 32 years. The man is charged with cheating aspiring, foreign [...]

Talent scout caught in immigration visa scam

California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members

California's diversity has always been one of the state's greatest strengths; and as the immigration debate has intensified over the past decade, a variety of laws have been passed to try and maintain that diverse climate. Recently, laws have been passed to give people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a better chance of making [...]

California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members
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