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STATE DEPARTMENT ANTICIPATES FORWARD VISA NUMBER MOVEMENT IN SOME EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION CATEGORIES

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for February 2015 notes that movement is possible in some employment-based categories in the coming months. In the employment-based “Worldwide” third preference category, the Visa Office expects rapid forward movement “for at least another month or two.” The bulletin notes that rapid movement in recent months is expected to […]

GOP Aims to Fund Homeland Security While Blocking Obama’s Immigration Plan

According to a New York Times article, House Republicans moved Thursday to create a bill that would fund most of the Department of Homeland Security while preventing President Obama from carrying out his recent executive action on immigration, in an effort to appease their more conservative members. If that approach passes the House, however, it is […]

Avoid Notario Fraud in Immigration Applications

Anyone thinking of applying for the new Executive Actions by President Obama should avoid “notarios” and use attorneys or NGOs with legal expertise.  The American Immigration Lawyers Association has put out a public service announcement about this. Only a licensed lawyer or accredited representative is authorized and qualified to assist you with your immigration case […]

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Who Will Benefit from the Obama “Executive Action”?

The American Immigration Council has written an excellent paper explaining that the primary beneficiaries will be (1) the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) as well as (2) immigrants who qualify under the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. President Obama announced in a speech Thursday night that the U.S. will provide […]

Summary of the President’s “Executive Action”

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a Summary of President Obama’s recent Executive Action.   The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules. Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step […]

Justice Department Sues Companies Over Discriminatory I-9 Practices

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently settled immigration-related discrimination claims in California and Georgia. In California, DOJ reached an agreement with Serendipity Hearing Inc., doing business as Sonus Hearing Care (Sonus), a hearing services provider headquartered in the Los Angeles, California, metropolitan area. The agreement resolves a claim, filed with DOJ’s Office of Special […]

State Department No Longer Requires Original Documents for Consular Processing!

A State Department memorandum announces that the National Visa Center (NVC) will cease collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa (IV) applications as of November 12, 2014. Most applicants will be required to submit photocopies of supporting documents (such as birth, marriage, and police certificates) and will be instructed to take their original documents to […]

USCIS Updates DACA FAQs

Around 2 years ago, many young people applied for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA), the relief President Obama enacted to assist young people brought to the U.S. long ago.  USCIS has recently updated its website containing their “Frequently Asked Questions” about DACA.   This is in addition to the CIS website on how to […]

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