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Asylum Updates In 2019: What to Expect in The New Year

By Attorney Nadia Khalid Updated April 2019 As of April 2019, hundreds of affirmative asylum applications remain, to this day, without an interview after being pending anywhere from 1-3 years. If this situation describes you, here are some important updates, as of April 2019, that are helpful for you to keep in mind: Asylum Interview:

USCIS Publishes Final H-1B Rule

By Attorney Michele Strickland The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption on January 31, 2019. The final rule reverses the order by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B petitions under the H-1B

What to Know for the Rapidly Approaching H-1B Season!

By Attorney Michele Strickland Premium Processing Resumes for FY 2019 H-1B Cap Cases USCIS announced that it has resumed premium processing service for all FY 2019 H-1B cap, effective January 28, 2019.  These are petitions filed during the first week of April 2019 for and October 1, 2019 start date.  All H-1B cap petitions are

Potential Proposed H-1B Changes

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a new rule that will significantly change how H-1B cap cases are filed and how the lottery is to be conducted. Because there are more applications than H-1B visas available each year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducts an H-1B lottery every year to determine which applicants will

I-730 Follow to Join Success: Family Reunited in the United States

The Powers Law Group successfully reunited a client and his family, whom he had not seen each in almost 2 years. This client hired us in 2017 to file an asylum application on their behalf.  We filed the application in August 2017. In October 2017, we attended their asylum interview. In November 2017, we received

Can my Immediate Family Derive Asylum from Me (the Main Applicant)?

If a person gets granted asylum, their spouse and unmarried children may be granted the same status without having to file additional applications if they were included on the asylum application and are in the United States. If the family members were not included on the asylum application or are not in the United States,

¿Próximos cambios a las visas H-1B?

Escrito por la Abogada Michele Strickland El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) de los Estados Unidos ha propuesto una nueva regla que cambiará significativamente la forma en que se archivan los casos limitados de H-1B y cómo se llevará a cabo la lotería. Los casos limitados de H-1B son visas

Si el gobierno se cierra, ¿qué impacto tendrá en las agencias de inmigración?

Recientemente, ha habido mucha especulación sobre un posible cierre del gobierno. Un cierre del gobierno ocurre cuando el Congreso no aprueba o el presidente no firma la legislación de asignaciones que financian varias operaciones y agencias gubernamentales. Aquí hay cinco cosas que debe saber sobre cómo un cierre del gobierno puede afectar la inmigración: USCIS:

The Government Shutdown and Its Impact on Immigration

By Attorney Cynthia Milian A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass or the president does not sign appropriations legislation that funds several government operations and agencies.  Here are five things you need to know about how a government shutdown can impact immigration: USCIS: If you have a biometrics appointment or interview scheduled during

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