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- Powers Law Group, P.C.
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Houston Business Journal 2014 40 Under 40 Group
Left to right: Aimee Woodall, President, The Black Sheep Agency; Jane Henry, CEO, Xcution; and Ruby L. Powers, Founder and Managing Attorney, Law Office of Ruby L. Powers P.C.
Have you been using E-Verify more than 10 years? If yes, please download the new “Historic Records Report” before December 1, 2014.
On January 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin disposing of E-Verify records that are over 10 years old in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records retention and disposal schedule (N 1-566-08-7). USCIS is required to dispose of E-Verify records 10 years old and older to minimize security and privacy risks […]
Post-Arrival screening measures put in place by CDC for Travelers from 3 countries affected by Ebola
On October 22, 2014, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. These travelers are now arriving to the United States at one of five airports where entry screening is being conducted by Customs […]
My experience with the women and children at Karnes County “Residential” Center
September 26, 2014 My experience with the women and children at Karnes County “Residential” Center On Friday, September 19, 2014, one of my small firm’s associate attorneys, the office manager, and I visited the Karnes County “Residential” Center in Karnes City, Texas for the first time. The Center was converted for the purpose of holding […]
EB-5 preference category has become “unavailable” for Chinese applicants as of August 23, 2014
For the first time since the EB-5 program was created almost 25 years ago, the maximum number of EB-5 immigrant visas which are available for Chinese applicants for fiscal Year 2014 has been reached, while sufficient numbers for all other countries remain to ensure compliance within the annual Fiscal Year 2014 allocation. A new allocation […]
USCIS New H-3 Visa Policy Guidance
On September 9, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to provide comprehensive guidance on the H-3 trainees nonimmigrant visa category. The new policy guidance consolidates previous guidance on the H-3 nonimmigrant visa category, to include guidance on the background, purpose, and legal authorities of the H-3 […]
Alternatives to H-1B Temporary Work Visa
Alternatives to H-1B Temporary Work Visa The H-1B visa classification allows U.S. employers (petitioners) to petition to hire foreign nationals beneficiaries) to work temporarily in specialty occupations. The term “specialty occupation” means an occupation that requires: (1) theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge; and, (2) attainment of a bachelor’s or […]
Obama Faces Potential Rifts With Democrats In Mounting Immigration Fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies. If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration — removing the threat of deportation for millions of people […]
If your previous period of deferred action expires before you receive a renewal of deferred action under DACA, you will accrue unlawful presence and will not be authorized to work for any time between the periods of deferred action. For this reason, USCIS encourages you to submit your request for renewal 120 days before your […]
In a crowded immigration court, seven minutes to decide a family’s future
By Eli Saslow His courtroom rarely came to order, and by now the judge had decided it was a waste of time to try. Interpreters explained legalese in three languages. Adults squeezed into crowded seats while children crouched in the center aisle. A court official stood near the doorway and worried about the building’s fire code. […]