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)...

11 Sep 2017

I got my green card almost two years ago through my U.S. citizen spouse. We are now going through a divorce. Can I file my I-751 petition to remove conditions while the divorce is pending?

Answer USCIS memoranda permit the filing of the I-751 'waiver' application as soon as the divorce is filed. The USCIS will eventually issue a request for evidence for the final divorce decree, which is needed prior to approval. (11.Sep.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy...

30 Aug 2017

Temporary Relief for Immigrants Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a news alert, advising stakeholders impacted by Hurricane Harvey of the immigration relief that may be available on a case-by-case basis. Some of the types of relief that may be requested include:Changing a nonimmigrant status...

29 Aug 2017

In-Person Interviews to be Required Prior to Approving I-485s in All Employment-Based Cases

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has clarified its new policy on the expanded use of in-person interviews. Effective October 1, 2017, the USCIS will begin requiring an in-person interview prior to approving any application to adjust status (form I-485) filed based on an...

28 Aug 2017

NewsFlash! USCIS Expected to Increase Use of In-Person Interviews; Details Remain Unclear

Updated information is available. (29 Aug 2017)According to two news reports, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expected to greatly expand the use of in-person interviews for foreign nationals seeking certain immigration benefits while in the United States. The information, however, is fairly...

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