When applying for legal permanent residency a “public charge” is an intending immigrant who is expected to primarily subsist off public cash assistance. These individuals are often denied green cards when they apply for residency, but the definition of a public charge could soon change. A proposal from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) … Continue reading
Immigration can be a tricky process to understand as a foreigner, which is why speaking with an attorney can be beneficial.
On October 1, 2018, USCIS increased the I-907 premium processing service filing fee to $1,410 from $1,225. USCIS also released a new Form I-907 (10/01/18 edition). The old version of Form I-907 (06/26/18 edition) can be filed until 12/02/2018. Premium Processing Service provides expedited processing for certain employment-based I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) and … Continue reading
On May 7, 2018 our office received the first H1B approval for the 2019 cap. Since that time, we have received numerous approvals for the H1B’s that were submitted on April 1, 2018. While we have only received approvals for a portion of the cases we have submitted, we are delighted to see how quickly … Continue reading
On April 12, 2018, USCIS announced that it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutorily mandated 65,000 regular cap, and the 20,000 master’s cap petitions, thus using the entire available cap quota for FY 2019. The total number of H-1B petitions received between April 2 and April 6 was 190,098. While it is … Continue reading
In early July of 2017, the Trump administration delayed the commencement of the International Entrepreneur Rule, which would have allowed certain start-up founders to stay in the United States for 30 months (with possible extensions), so they could build and grow their businesses in the U.S. A lawsuit was filed in federal court to stop … Continue reading
Lawful permanent residents who file an Application to Replace their Permanent Resident Card (a form I-90), can now file their form and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. Permanent residents will now find that navigating the online process is simpler, making the process of renewing or replacing Green Cards more convenient. The new mobile-responsive … Continue reading