Immigration News

TRUMP TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS U.S. IMMIGRATION

Yesterday, President #Trump signed an executive order limiting #immigration into the United States in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. The Order will primarily impact #familybasedgreencard applications family members (spouses, children, parents, and siblings) of U.S. Legal Permanent...

New Process May Cause Even Longer Wait Times for EB-5 Investors from Vietnam and China

In an effort to increase fairness in the EB-5 adjudication process, the USCIS has recently announced that starting March 31, 2020, it will begin processing I-526 Alien Investor Visa Petitions...

USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season

In an attempt to reduce paperwork, data exchange, and provide overall cost savings to petitioning employers, the USCIS has announced that the implementation of the proposed new H-1B Lottery registration...

Premium Processing Fee to Increase on December 2, 2019

Beginning on December 2, 2019, the premium processing fee for certain employment-based petitions will increase from the current fee of $1,410 to $1,440 for Form I-129, Petition for a Non-immigrant...

New Cap Lottery Selection Rule Means Better Chances for U.S. Master’s Degree Beneficiaries in the 2019 H1-B Visa Lottery

Instead of first conducting the U.S. master’s degree lottery and then adding any remaining U.S. master’s degree beneficiaries into the “regular” lottery, the Department of Homeland Security will now: *First,...

New Policy Memorandum By U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

WASHINGTON: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today posted a policy memorandum changing how the agency will calculate unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M...