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Posted on 10/12/2018 Helen Harnett

The outlook for immigration reform under the current administration is grim. While Trump is in the White House and Republicans control both houses of Congress, it is unlikely that any program that would benefit immigrants will be enacted... [ read more ]

Posted on August 21th, 2018 Brian Sather

A "Notice to Appear" (or "NTA") means that the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") wants to deport you, but that they think they cannot lawfully do so without the order of an Immigration Judge, which they intend to seek during removal proceedings... [ read more ]

Posted on July 30th, 2018 Robert R. Gard

Most people have at least a rudimentary understanding of the protections afforded to persons (of any immigration status) in the United States to be free from random and arbitrary stops, searches and seizures, while few possess an intimate knowledge of the most current judicial interpretations of those rights... [ read more ]

Posted on May 1st, 2018

In August 2017, USCIS announced that effective Oct. 1st USCIS would begin to phase-in interviews for adjustment of status applications.. [ read more ]

Posted on October 10th, 2017 Helen Harnett

Now that Trump has announced the end of the DACA program, DACA grantees and other immigrant advocates are pushing for legislation that would protect their status in the U.S. Democrats and Republicans have competing bills that would provide a path to legal status for DACA grantees.. [ read more ]

Posted on September 06th, 2017 Krista A. Eyler

Obtaining permanent residence is an important milestone for many foreign nationals. While most lawful permanent residents ("LPRs") are excited to finally achieve such status, they frequently want to know when they can apply to become United States citizens... [ read more ]

Posted on August 3rd, 2017

Effective July 24, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions... [ read more ]

Posted on June 08th, 2017 Rabindra K. Singh

Designating a previously issued decision , Matter of A-T- Inc , by the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) as an Adopted Decision, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), through a policy memorandum, clarified that in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical Cap exemption based upon a Master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a “United States institution of higher education” at the time the Beneficiary’s degree was earned... [ read more ]

Posted on March 2nd, 2017

Last week, Immigration Attorneys, LLP’s Shannon Shepherd participated in a panel discussion on immigration with Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL), and other members of the advocacy and immigration community... [ read more ]

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 Rabindra K. Singh

For the past few months, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has been denying certain B-2 to F-1 Change of Status (COS) applications... [ read more ]

Posted on February 3rd, 2017

Are you a Filipino World War II veteran? If so, you may benefit from a program started by the USCIS in June of this year which recognizes the contributions made by such veterans... [ read more ]

Posted on October 12th, 2016

In order to pass the credibility threshold of the adjudicating officer at the United States Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS), and to ensure a favorable adjudication, the New Company L-1A Petition should be meticulously prepared and vetted before submission. This Article endeavors to summarize top five (5) mistakes one should never make when preparing and submitting a New Company L-1A Petition... [ read more ]

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by rsingh

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that in October 2016 it will accept Adjustment of Status Applications based on the “Filing Date” chart for most of the employment- and family-based immigrant visa categories. This is positive news for everyone, especially for Indian and Chinese Nationals. For your reference, included below are the “Filing Date” charts for both employment- and family-based filings for the month of October 2016... [ read more ]

Posted on June 17th, 2016 by immatty

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Posted on May 16th, 2016 by immatty

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Posted on May 9th, 2016 by immatty

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Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Brian Sather

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Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Sara Bartos

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