Category Archives: Immigration

  1. When To Start The PERM Process For Your H-1B Employees

    Almost every employee on H-1B wants their employer to start the green card process for them as soon as possible. However, when does an employer actually need to start the process to ensure that their employee can continue to work past the 6-year H-1B limit? In order to be eligible to extend the H-1B beyond…

  2. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

    Our society faces problems of violence at various levels, and this is why The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is important. It was created to support victims of actual or threatened domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA grants the possibility to immigrants who have been abused by a person who has a…

  3. Permitted Activities On A Visitor Visa

    There are two types of visitor visas, namely: B-1- This is a business visa. B-2- this is a tourist visa. Not everyone visiting the U.S. needs to have a visitor visa.  For example, there are several countries like the UK and Australia that participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), also commonly referred to as…

  4. Breaking News! Congress Reauthorizes the EB-5 Regional Center Program

    Late last evening, the US Congress reauthorized the EB-5 Regional Center Program by a vote of 68-31.  This is great news for current EB-5 Regional Center investors and those who are looking to utilize the EB-5 Regional Center program moving forward. As a part of the reauthorization, it is expected that USCIS will immediately start…

  5. Obtaining A Green Card For A Parent

    So, you have finally reached the end of the road and become a U.S. citizen and are wondering how to obtain a green card for your parents. Fortunately, parents are immediate relatives, which means there is no wait time for a green card, except of course the time it takes for USCIS to process the…

  6. DACA Renewals and the Future of the American Dream and Promise Act

    In 2012, the Obama administration under the President’s executive power implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, better known as DACA, after congress failed to pass the more comprehensive DREAM Act which was first introduced in 2001. DACA was created to allow for applicants, or so-called Dreamers, that were brought to the U.S before…

  7. H-1B Lottery FY2023- Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the H-1B lottery and how do I apply? An H-1B visa is a temporary form of work authorization and is available for those who intend to work in a specialty occupation.  A specialty occupation position is one that requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and…

  8. How To Make An Interfile Request To Switch Employment Categories

    By now most people are familiar with the concept of filing a downgrade application from EB-2 to EB-3.  However, last October so many applicants filed downgrades, that the demand for EB-3 green cards, has far exceeded the number available, resulting in severe retrogression, especially for EB-3 India. In November 2021, EB-3 India dates retrogressed by…

  9. H-1B Update – FY2023 H-1B Season Approaching

    With each new year comes another H-1B lottery.  Although the registration won’t open until March, Employers and potential employees need to start thinking about the process early on to make sure they are prepared. In the two previous years, USCIS has used electronic registration as a way of conducting the lottery and will continue to…

  10. Why is my case taking so long? How to get your Immigration petition expedited with USCIS

    Since the pandemic began processing times have gone through the roof and continue to increase across for board for all immigration-related applications. USCIS claims it is understaffed, yet they are funded by fees, the majority of which have seen huge increases in the past few years.  For example, the premium processing fee increased from $1,410…

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