Immigration Law Blog

  • 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 […]

  • Updated Policy for L-1 visa transfer petitions

    There are often situations in which a foreign employer wants to transfer one of their employees to a company in the United States. However, in order to do so, the foreign company and the company based in the United States must have a “qualifying relationship.” This simply means that the L-1 visa petitioner must show […]

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    First Half of FY2018 H-2B Cap Reached

    Each year, Congress sets a mandated cap on the number of H-2B visas that are granted each fiscal year. Currently, the H-2B cap is set at 66,000 per fiscal year, divided evenly in each half of the year. The first half of the fiscal year is from October 1 through March 31, with the second […]

  • USCIS Makes Updates to Cuban Citizenship Policy

    This week, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a change in its policy in regards to recognizing Cuban citizenship. As of last week, the USCIS made the decision to no longer recognize Cuban citizenship for individuals who have consular certificates stating that they were born outside of Cuba to Cuban parents. The individuals that […]

  • Re-registration open for Nicaraguans Covered under TPS

    It is important that anyone who has a special protection by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services keeps themselves informed when any changes occur that may impact them. Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department announced that they will be opening the re-registration period for Nicaraguan nationals who are beneficiaries of Temporary […]

  • What is a green card?

    Individuals who wish to lawfully live and work in the United States permanently are able to do by obtaining a green card. The term green card is used interchangeably with the card’s official name, which is a Permanent Resident Card. There are many different categories that one can apply for a green card under, depending […]

  • Retaining an attorney after a family member is detained

    When a family member is detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement, loved ones likely fear what may happen in such an uncertain situation. If possible, you may want to contact an experienced immigration law attorney to help you find answers and obtain contact with your loved one. Our firm understands how scary this situation can […]

  • Changes to Central American Minors Program

    Recently, the Department of State announced that it will no longer be accepting new applications for a refugee program for Central American Minors. The Central American Minors refugee program was created in 2014 in an effort to consider minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras for refugee resettlement. If the minors were not considered eligible […]

  • Understanding Naturalization for Spouses of Citizens

    Citizenship can be a very confusing process, as many matters related to immigration are. Therefore, it is important to retain the services of an experienced immigration attorney who can help guide you through and answer any questions you may have that are specific to your situation. One common question that many spouses of U.S. citizens […]