01 Oct 2020

NewsFlash! Court Partially Blocks Enforcement of Executive Order Banning Entry of Certain Nonimmigrant Workers

Today, a federal district court in California issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the enforcement of President Trump's June 22, 2020 executive order that bans entry of certain nonimmigrants in H, L, or J status.  However, this injunction only applies to the plaintiffs in the pending...

30 Sep 2020

NewsFlash! Major Changes Being Made to Premium Processing Service

This evening, the U.S. Congress passed a bill to fund the federal government through December 11, 2020. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law this evening.In addition to funding the federal government, the bill also includes some significant changes to the premium...

29 Sep 2020

NewsFlash! Federal Court Blocks USCIS From Implementing Scheduled Fee Increase

Today, a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction, which blocks the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from implementing a final rule that would have significantly increased most filing fees. This final rule was scheduled to go into effect on October 2, 2020. Copyright ©...

24 Sep 2020

My PERM is approved, and my priority date is current in October, but my I-140 is still pending. Do I have to wait for the I-140 to be approved before I can file my I-485?

Answer No, there typically would be no need to wait. Under normal circumstances, if the priority date is current, it is possible to file an I-485 while the I-140 is still pending. (24.Sep.2020)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information...