Immigration Law

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

By Attorney Nadia Khalid As of January 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 2019, that are helpful for you to keep in mind: Government Shut Down: Even though the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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¿Puede un residente permanente ser detenido al reingresar a los Estados Unidos por crímenes pasados?

Es la temporada de vacaciones y muchas personas en los Estados Unidos han hecho planes de viaje. Si usted es un residente legal permanente (LPR) de los EE. UU., o está en posesión de lo que muchos denominan la tarjeta verde, puede viajar fuera de los EE. UU. Sin embargo, tenga en cuenta que si …

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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:   …

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