24 Jun 2024

Uncertain Future of Various Immigration Benefits

A unique feature of U.S. immigration law is how certain rules and policies can change depending on the presidential administration. A president’s ability to dictate and change immigration rules largely depends on whether a rule is statutory, regulatory, or administrative policy. Understanding the difference between...

20 Jun 2024

I-485 Travel in H / L Status

Want to know the effects of traveling in H1B / L-1 status while have a pending I-485? Our helpful article explains it all....

19 Jun 2024

I am a derivative child in a family-based case that was filed for my mother. My mother’s case is current on the dates for filing chart, and the National Visa Center has accepted our documents. Now, we’re waiting for the interview and for the date to become current on the final action chart. Is my age locked in now under the Child Status Protection Act?

Answer Unfortunately, no. Age is not locked in under the CSPA based on having a case pending at the consulate under the dates for filing chart. A child can still age out under these circumstances.  (19.Jun.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the...

19 Jun 2024

I am applying for a visitor visa and my brother in the U.S. offered to fill out an affidavit of support for me. Will that improve my chance of approval?

Answer If you have enough funds to cover the cost of your trip on your own, we typically recommend against submitting an I-134 affidavit of support when applying for a B-1/B-2 visa application.  (19.Jun.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For...

18 Jun 2024

Undocumented USC Spouses Adjusting Soon

DHS and White House announcing today U.S. citizen spouses and kids in U.S. illegally for at least 10 years as of 17.Jun.2024 and legally married as of 17.Jun.2024 can stay together without leaving the U.S. Requires also no criminal history and not a public threat....