Category Archives: Immigration
Visa Office Update on Priority Dates and Demand (Updated 11/27/13) During a recent conversation with Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa Office provided the following information and updates regarding demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories. Please note that these notes are based on Mr. […]
SECONDARY EVIDENCE IN LIEU OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE Review the State Department’s website for more information about acceptable birth certificates from your country of birth: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country.html . A birth certificate must show the following information: full name date of Birth both parents’ names the birth certificate must be the long-form, issued by the appropriate government agency, […]
The Labor Department has provided a list of criteria it uses in determining which PERM applications to audit, or which will require supervised recruitment.
To the dismay of advocates across the country, after the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives never voted on the reform bill. Many Democratic members of Congress have urged President Obama to use his authority to exercise prosecutorial discretion and temporarily halt deportations. Some background information […]
The Intolerable Delay for Relative Petitions I recently met with a prospective client. The facts were not unusual: she was 35 years old, a U.S. citizen who is, and has been, living abroad, and she met somebody she wishes to marry. With this decision comes a host of other major life decisions: how to introduce […]
Once again, we face a possible government shutdown on October 1st, since the current continuing funding resolution expires on September 30th. The last threat of a government shutdown was in 2011 and the last actual shutdown occurred in 1995-1996. The issue, how government contractors must treat H-1B employees during a shutdown, is complicated by competing […]
AILA – CBP Liaison Practice Pointer: Automatic Visa Revalidation A nonimmigrant alien who has previously presented a visa for admission to the United States may sometimes be readmitted (a) in the same nonimmigrant classification as shown on an expired visa or (b) in a different nonimmigrant classification than shown on an expired or valid visa if […]
Here is our Spring 2013 newsletter, Developments in Immigration Reform, from Deutsch, Killea and Eapen
Legal Immigration Helps the U.S. Economy A Washington Post article indicates the potential benefits of increasing legal immigration to the U.S.
Pointer: Third Country Nationals (TCNs) Should Use Caution When Processing Non-Immigrant Visa Applications in Canada By Jerry Grzeca (Vice Chair), AILA Department of State Liaison Committee [April 2010] +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Department of State Liaison Committee reminds AILA members and their third country national clients (TCNs) to use caution when considering applying for non-immigrant visas at […]