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Immigrants Have Constitutional Rights No Matter What

President-Elect Donald Trump’s statements about immigration  are causing worry and fear in our immigrant communities.  We don’t know anything about his plans or what Congress will support once he is in office, but what we do know is that immigrants, … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Starts PERM Modernization Project (Wahoo!!!)

The Department of Labor (DOL) has taken a first step in the PERM Modernization Project, mandated by the President’s Executive Action on Immigration announced on November 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, the DOL will hold a “Public Listening Session” … Continue reading

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7500 Comments Received for H-4 Work Authorization Regulation

The comment period for a USCIS regulation which would allow certain H-4 status holders to receive work authorization ended on July 11, 2014. 7,500 comments were received. These will be reviewed and considered by DHS to determine whether the proposal … Continue reading

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December Visa Bulletin Update, EB-2 for India Retrogresses

The employment-based second preference category is current for all countries of chargeability, except India and China. December will have a retrogression of India EB-2 applicants to a cutoff date of November 15, 2004, in large part due to the rapid … Continue reading

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SHUTDOWN Impact: USCIS, DOL, E-Verify, Consulates & More

Applications and Interviews: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Is Not Affected USCIS operations are fully funded by application fees paid when applications are filed, so the agency is not affected by federal budget negotiations. As a result, all USCIS … Continue reading

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CBP Goes Paperless: The New Electronic I-94 and What it Means for Travelers

On May 1, 2013 US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began the roll-out of its new electronic I-94 system. By the end of May, paper I-94s will be eliminated for all foreign national travelers except those entering at land border … Continue reading

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May Visa Bulletin: Strong EB-3 Advancement for All Areas except India

The May Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State and things are looking up for those in the EB-3 category with large advancements for Chinese, Mexican, and all other chargeability area nationals. With regard to the EB-2 … Continue reading

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