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)...

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...

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