Immigration News

New Interview Requirements

by Attorney Michele L. Strickland, Powers Law Group Beginning October 1, 2017 Immigration (USCIS) will require in person interviews for green card applicants who are sponsored by employers and who are refugee/asylee relatives. In the past an interview was not required for these applicants. This change will likely slow the process and create larger backlogs.

Trump’s New Cuba Policy: Implications for Americans and Cubans

By Jose Aponte, Immigration Attorney at Powers Law Group Changes are coming for the U.S. policy towards the Caribbean island of Cuba, a policy that Trump administration had criticized as “one-sided deal.” On June 16, 2017 the President announced that the administration sought to: 1- Enhance compliance with U.S. law; 2- hold the Cuban regime

USCIS Reminds Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone of May 21 Termination

USCIS is reminding the public that the designations of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone terminate effective May 21, 2017. To provide sufficient time for an orderly transition, the Department of Homeland Security gave beneficiaries under these three designations 8 months advance notice of the expiration by publishing 3 notices in

H-1B Cap Season is Getting Closer

H-1B Cap Season is Getting Closer By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers February 17, 2017

Texas Rep List to call aboutSB4

The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval to an amended version of SB4 (often referred to as “sanctuary cities” bill.) tonight (2/7/2017). We fully expect that this bill will be voted out of the Senate upon final reading on Wednesday morning (2/8/2017).