U.S. Immigration Law

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?

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

4 Ways of Losing Status as a Lawful Permanent Resident

People can secure the status of being a lawful permanent resident (i.e., a green card holder) in the U.S. via various actions. From directly applying for this status to marrying a U.S. citizen or making a qualifying business investment, there are a few different routes that can be taken to become a lawful permanent [...]

4 Ways of Losing Status as a Lawful Permanent Resident

4 Facts to Know about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Designations

In light of recent TPS designation for Nepal, now is a good time to point out some important facts about this special status that is granted by the Secretary of Homeland Security. TPS Designations: Here’s What You Should Know 1 – TPS is granted to foreign nationals when “extraordinary and temporary conditions” exist in [...]

4 Facts to Know about Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Designations

TX Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Lift Block on the Immigration Executive Action

Days ago, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen denied a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to lift his injunction, which placed a block on the immigration executive action (IEA). This means that, currently, the promised deportation relief offered by the IEA will remain unavailable until the courts resolve the issues regarding [...]

TX Federal Judge Denies DOJ Request to Lift Block on the Immigration Executive Action

USCIS’ INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 204(L): THE SURVIVING RELATIVES’ LAW

Since the enactment of Section 204(l) in 2009, USCIS has issued official guidance to implement the provisions of the “Surviving Relatives Law.” USCIS has amended the USCIS' Adjudicators' Field Manual (AFM) to provide consistency in adjudications under the Surviving Relatives Law at USCIS offices throughout the Country.  USCIS has been taking immediate action on many [...]

USCIS’ INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 204(L): THE SURVIVING RELATIVES’ LAW

Largest LA Immigration Fraud Scheme in Recent Yrs Brought Down by USCIS

The perpetrators of one of the largest immigration fraud schemes being run out of the Los Angeles area in recent years have been sentenced to prison, reports the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to the USCIS press release, the San Gabriel consulting firm operating this massive, ongoing immigration fraud operation was known as [...]

Largest LA Immigration Fraud Scheme in Recent Yrs Brought Down by USCIS

Immigration and Visa Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison, USCIS Reports

Four Kenyan nationals who were convicted of committing immigration fraud, marriage fraud and visa fraud in November 2013 have recently been sentenced to prison for their role in trying to fraudulently obtain rights to legally be in the U.S. Four Kenyan nationals have been sentenced to prison for orchestrating an immigration fraud and visa [...]

Immigration and Visa Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison, USCIS Reports

Two Year Work Authorization for Green Card Applicants: Fact or Fantasy?

The USCIS issued a press release last month, indicating that it would begin issuing two-year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to people with pending I-485 Applications for Adjustment of Status (AOS). The USCIS issued a press release last month, indicating that it would begin issuing two-year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to people with [...]

Two Year Work Authorization for Green Card Applicants: Fact or Fantasy?
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