TPS Recipients Should file for Extension and Advance Parole

Salvadorian recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are urged to file immediately for extension of TPS and Advance Parole. Current TPS holders from El Salvador have until March 19, 2018 to file for the extension, which includes forms I-821 (registration) and I-765 (work authorization) along with a filing fee of $495.00. Properly filed applications will …

Finally- Approval of H-1B applications

After months of exchanges with USCIS responding to their unwarranted demands for documentation, we have finally begun receiving the long-awaited approvals. Although every one of our H-1B applications has been approved, the unprecedented Requests For Evidence involved obviously qualified applicants. One of the RFEstargeted a mid-sized computer programming company with more than $15 M in …

Approval of I-212 Waiver

USCIS has approved our I-212 application for a Guatemalan citizen with a prior deportation order. The client is married to a U.S. citizen and had entered the United States without inspection. In order to return home to finish processing of the final immigrant visa petition, the client needed to obtain an I-212 waiver to lift …

Approval of Ecuadorian Family Membership Asylum claim

A New York Immigration Judge granted our Asylum application based on his family membership to his father. The client is a citizen of Ecuador who based his claim upon a dispute between his father and the FARC who came from Colombia to extort and threaten his family.

Immigration Alert: FY2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Now Open

The U.S. Department of State will accept applications online for the FY2019 diversity lottery between 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and 12 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5) on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, permits up to 50,000 immigrant visas for nationals form certain designated countries which …

DREAMERS HELD HOSTAGE

No one should have been surprised when the Trump administration announced that it would require massive new immigration restrictions in exchange for agreeing to extend benefits for 800,000 Dreamers. Most expected that the price for the Dreamers would be paid for in a wall along the southern border, but many hoped the pay-off would stop …

Immigration Alert: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed Premium Processing today for all H-1B petitions. The Premium Processing was suspended for all H-1B petitions on April 3, 2017. Employers can now request Premium Processing for new and pending H-1B petitions by Filing Form I-907 and submitting the $1,225 filing fee. USCIS must respond within a fifteen …