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USCIS New Rule Automatically Extends Renewal Period for Employment Authorization Documents

May 4, 2022

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Starting on Wednesday, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Many EA...

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USCIS Expands Premium Processing to Reduce Backlog

Apr 6, 2022

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One of the frustrations we face as immigration lawyers is the time that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can take processing documents and applications. On March 30, USCIS an...

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Time to Prepare for This Year's H-1B Visa Lottery

Feb 22, 2022

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It’s time for those who are considering entering the H-1B immigration lottery to start the process. The registration period for fiscal year 2023 will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and continue throu...

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Changes to I-529 Filings Count as Slow Progess

May 18, 2021

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The Biden administration came into office with the announcement of The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which would bring about genuine, meaningful immigration reform. The possibility of meaningful chang...

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F-1 Students Experiencing OPT Delays May be Entitled to "Flexibilities"

Mar 2, 2021

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International students that come to the United States on an F-1 visa do so in part because they can qualify for optional professional training (OPT). That gives them a year—and up to two additio...

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New Regulations Radically Change the H-1B Lottery

Jan 12, 2021

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In November 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new regulations that would radically change the H-1B lottery. As immigration lawyers that specialize in work...

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The Importance of Language Access in Immigration Proceedings

Sep 29, 2020

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On September 22, the Department of Homeland Security sent out a press release that seemed innocent but worried us as immigration attorneys.  It began, “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service...

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The Visa Bulletin Raises More Questions than it Answers About Permanent Residency Visas

Sep 24, 2020

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If you want to get into the true intricacies of immigration law, then welcome to the visa bulletin.  The demand for permanent residence—a green card—exceeds the supply of cards ava...

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How Do We Deal with USCIS' Budget Issues?

Aug 31, 2020

As immigration lawyers, we deal extensively with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and when the agency announced in June that it needed to furlough almost 70 percent of its s...

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USCIS to Hike Fees October 2

Aug 14, 2020

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its sadly predictable solution to the budgetary issues that prompted United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to threaten to f...

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