06 Feb 2020

Federal Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Against Enforcement of Unlawful Presence Memo for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants

Today, a federal district court judge issued a nationwide permanent injunction against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from enforcing the August 9, 2018, policy memorandum by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that sought to greatly expand the situations in which nonimmigrants...

31 Jan 2020

USCIS to Implement Public Charge Rule on 24.Feb.2020

On February 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will begin implementing the public charge rule that was published in the Federal Register in August 2019....

30 Jan 2020

My H1B petition was approved through February 10. When I last entered the U.S., I was given an I-94 valid through February 20. Does this mean I have until February 20 to file for my H1B extension or amendment?

Answer Yes, but you likely will want your employer to file the extension before reaching this 10-day grace period.Upon admitting a person in H1B status, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent at the U.S. port of entry generally has the discretion to grant the H1B...

05 Dec 2019

I am a green card holder and will be applying for U.S. citizenship next year. If I get health insurance through Obamacare, will that prevent my citizenship application from being approved because of the new public charge rule?

Answer Several federal courts have blocked the new public charge rule from going into effect. Even if the rule eventually does go into effect, however, it normally would not have any impact on an application to become a U.S. citizen. There is no public charge analysis...