Immigration Law Blog

  • Removing Conditions on a Green Card

    Individuals who are legally authorized to live or work in the United States are typically issued a Permanent Resident Card, which is more commonly referred to as a Green Card. Some people are considered “conditional” permanent residents and they only have a Green Card that is valid for two years. However, if the individual wishes […]

  • 2019 H-1B Cap Reached

    Each fiscal year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services accepts only a certain number of candidates to be accepted for H-1B visas. The agency recently announced that the random selection process for H-1B visas during the fiscal year 2019 has been completed, as the agency has reached the cap. The annual cap for H-1B […]

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    Pilot Program Announced for Canadian L-1 Nonimmigrants

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced that it will begin a pilot program at two of its locations specifically for Canadian citizens between April 30 and October 31, 2018. The purpose of the pilot program is to assist Canadian citizens who are seeking L-1 nonimmigrant status as part of NAFTA, the North […]

  • H-1B Premium Processing Suspended for FY 2019

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has recently announced a suspension on premium processing for all H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2019. The suspension, while only temporary. This is in response to the H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2019 that will begin to be accepted on April 2, 2018. The USCIS believes that […]

  • What are my rights as a permanent resident?

    When an individual becomes a permanent resident of the United States, it is important that they take some time to learn their rights and responsibilities. Just like naturalized citizens, permanent residents are required to both follow and be protected by the laws of the United States. What are the rights of a permanent resident? When […]

  • Financial Sponsor FAQ’s

    When an individual wishes to financially sponsor someone that wishes to immigrate to the United States, they may not be sure where to start and may want to have their questions answered before actually committing to the process. Below are some of the answers to questions that potential sponsors may have. How can I begin […]

  • How are H-1B visas different from H-2B visas?

    When an individual is thinking about coming to the United States to work, it is important that they obtain the proper visa that aligns with the job they are going to do. One common confusion about employment visas is regarding the differences between an H-1b visa and an H-2b visa. H-1B Visas: Specialty Occupations, DOD […]

  • H-1B Program Requirements Strengthened

    In a new effort to fight against those who abuse the H-1B visa program, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has announced a new policy. H-1B visas exist to allow individuals in specialty occupations, those working on Department of Defense Cooperative Research and development projects, and individuals who work as distinguished fashion models […]

  • New Act Proposes Several Changes to Immigration Laws

    A bill that was recently introduced, known as The Secure and Succeed Act, is comprised of four pillars that may bring major changes to many aspects of United States immigration law as we know it today. These “pillars” are outlined as follows: The first pillar aims to “secure the border” by stopping cartels and illegal […]

  • USCIS to Process New Asylum Applications First

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has addressed the massive increase in backlog f0r asylum applications that has occurred over the last 5 years. The USCIS announced that the number of pending applications for asylum has hit “crisis-level,” at outstanding 311,000 cases. In the announcement addressing the backlog, the USCIS stated that an increased number […]

  • Eligible H-2B Visa Countries Announced

    The Department of Homeland Security along with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services just announced the list of countries that have been approved for H-2A and H-2B visa eligibility. H-2A and H-2B visas exist to allow employers based in the United States to bring over employees from other countries to work temporarily in nonagricultural and […]

  • DACA Renewals Accepted Again

    Changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have made headlines over the last several months, since the program expired in September of 2017. Now, however, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will begin taking renewal requests once again for DACA. Despite the fact that the USCIS will now accept renewal requests […]