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Archive for the ‘Immigration News’ Category

19
Apr

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule allowing certain F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees, and who meet other specified requirements, to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT. The recently released rules for 24-month STEM OPT extension will replace the 17-month […]

19
Jan

The Supreme Court of the United States announced today that they would hear the challenge against Pres. Obama’s Immigration initiatives. The decision is expected to come out in June 2016 i.e. right in the middle of the Presidential campaign. Stay tuned for updates as we will be watching this closely! The proposal that has been […]

10
Jan

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of qualifying countries to travel to the United States for business or pleasure without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. The 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2029) signed earlier this month includes provisions that significantly change things by adding a slew of new restrictions on […]

30
Sep

With mere hours to spare, the Congress of the United States has  temporarily extended the EB-5 program till December 11, 2015. The Department of State has NOT changed their designation of “U” stating that NO Regional Center based EB-5 visas are available for people; irrespective of Nationality. Investors looking to immigrate via the non Regional […]

10
Sep

The October 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today with some massive changes. The Department of State introduced two new charts- one for when the green card will be issued and one for when one can file their green card application. So, now there will be 4 charts- 2 for employment-based preferences and 2 for family-based […]

02
Mar

The new regulation recently announced by USCIS is scheduled to go into effect on May 26, 2015, and allows certain H-4 spouses to seek lawful employment. There Are Two Categories of H-4 Spouses Eligible for EADs Please be aware that not all H-4 dependents will be eligible to apply for EADs. Rather, for an H-4 […]

12
Jan

With the beginning of the New Year, it is also the time to start preparing H-1B visa petitions for the 2016 fiscal year lottery, which is now less than three months away! Starting on April 1, 2015, individuals will be able to try and submit their petitions into the H-1B lottery, where a Cap of […]

26
Nov

Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The recent Executive Announcement affects current DACA recipients seeking renewal and new applicants, including individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, who meet all other DACA guidelines. The program does the following: •Allows individuals born prior to June 15, 1981, to apply for DACA (removing […]

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