02 Oct 2017

I was not selected in the H1B lottery, but my STEM OPT is valid for another year. Can my employer start my green card case, even though I am not on H1B?

Answer The "green card" process can typically be started at any time, regardless of one's current nonimmigrant status. (02.Oct.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation, click here.Access...

21 Sep 2017

30/60/90-Day Policy Revised on Misrepresentation and Preconceived Intent

On September 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) revised its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) policy guidance to consular officers regarding "misrepresentation" under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) ยง 212(a)(6)(C)(i). In particular, the DOS changed its policy on when a consular officer can...

18 Sep 2017

Spending Bill Extends Several Immigration Programs until 08.Dec.2017

As expected, President Trump signed a bill into law on Friday, September 8, 2017, to fund the federal government through December 8, 2017. The bill includes numerous other provisions, including emergency disaster relief funding, as well as the extension of the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5)...

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