18 Jan 2018

Potential Government Shutdown After January 19, 2018

With less than a week left to pass a spending bill to extend government operations, there is a possibility that the U.S. government will be forced to shut down temporarily as of midnight on January 19, 2018. Such shutdowns are rare, and there is a...

16 Jan 2018

February 2018 Visa Bulletin: Slight Movement, Short-Term Predictions

The February 2018 Visa Bulletin was released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) this afternoon. China sees some slightly faster-than-expected movement in the employment-based categories, but the rest is largely in line with previous predictions. This upcoming visa bulletin also includes some predictions for...

22 Dec 2017

NewsFlash! Government Shutdown Again Temporarily Avoided, EB5 Extended

Once again, Congress has passed a short-term bill to fund the federal government for a few weeks. The federal budget is now extended through January 19, 2018. This bill also extends the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5) regional center program for the same time period.No action...

14 Dec 2017

Additional Details on Murthy Legal Team’s Victory in Matter of V-S-G- Inc.

As previously reported, the big news for employment-based immigrants is the adopted decision of Matter of V-S-G- Inc., recognizing that an employee waiting for the approval of the adjustment-of-status application (form I-485) has a recognized legal interest in the underlying I-140 petition. When Matter of...

08 Dec 2017

NewsFlash! Government Shutdown Temporarily Averted, EB5 Extended

Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a stopgap bill to fund the federal government through Friday, December 22, 2017. This bill also serves to extend the employment-based, fifth preference (EB5) regional center program for the same time period. This stopgap bill was passed by the...

live chat software