13 Mar 2020

NewsFlash! All Visa Appointments at U.S. Consulates in India Canceled

The U.S. Department of State announced today that, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa appointments at U.S. Mission India posts - which includes the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and all U.S. consulates in India - have been canceled. This measure...

12 Mar 2020

U.S. Imposes 30-Day Travel Ban on 26 European Countries

On March 11, 2020, President Trump announced a 30-day ban on all travel from the 26 European countries encompassing the Schengen Area, beginning Friday, March 13th. Certain individuals are exempt from the 30-day ban, including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their direct family members....

24 Feb 2020

NewsFlash! Public Charge Rule Implemented Nationwide, Effective Immediately

The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted the injunction in Illinois that had prevented the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing the new public charge rule on residents of that state. The Supreme Court had previously lifted several nationwide injunctions against the rule. Accordingly,...

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...