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Domestic Renewal of H-1B Nonimmigrant Visas for Certain Applicants

The Department of State has introduced a pilot program to resume domestic visa renewals for qualified H-1B nonimmigrant visa applicants. Participation in the program is voluntary. Here are the key points: Program Duration: The pilot program will accept applications from January 29, 2024, through April Read More …

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Lawful Permanent Resident with Criminal Arrests Reenters The US: Should They Be Admitted or Paroled? 

Immigration laws, including those relating to lawful permanent residency, can be challenging to understand. With lawful permanent residency, there are specific requirements that you must meet before you are considered and accepted. However, even after you have been admitted to the United States as a Read More …

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Immigration Tools at Your Fingertips: Downloadable Guides You Can Use Today!

Thanks to our membership in AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association), we can now provide you with some useful tools in the form of some very useful brochures that you can save and have at your fingertips whenever you feel uncertain about the path you might Read More …

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Venezuela Gets Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

“The living conditions in Venezuela reveal a country in turmoil, unable to protect its own citizens.”“It is in times of extraordinary and temporary circumstances like these that the United States steps forward to support eligible Venezuelan nationals already present here, while their home country seeks Read More …

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H-1B Registration Period Opens on March 9

USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon Eastern on March 25. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to fill out petitioner and beneficiary information and submit their registrations. A confirmation number will be assigned to each registration submitted for the FY 2022 H-1B cap. This number is used solely to Read More …

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EB-5 Investor Visas: USCIS Clarifies Guidance on Initial and Further Deployment of Investment Capital

A new USCIS policy memorandum clarifies requirements for deployment of capital for EB-5 applicants (investor visa). This establishes that the purchase of financial instruments on the secondary market will generally not satisfy such requirements. It clarifies that capital may be further deployed into any commercial Read More …