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How to Apply the Board's Grant of Asylum for Domestic Violence to the Middle East

In recent post I discussed the Board’s decision to allow Guatemalan women to apply for asylum based on a history of domestic violence in their country. 168 more words

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Paperwork is here

I have all my paperwork in place now..It was quite a surprise actually. I had been on the phone with USCIS the whole week following up on the progress of my package. 180 more words

Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visas

After months of steadily moving forward the priority date for the Employment-based Second preference category (“EB-2”) for foreign nationals chargeable to India, in the October 2014 Visa Bulletin the Department of State (“DOS”) has stated that the EB-2 India priority date will retrogress to 2005 as early as on November 1, 2014.  248 more words

Legal Developments

EB-2 India and the Disappointment of the October 2014 Visa Bulletin: “What We’ve Got Here is a Failure to Communicate”*

To Indian nationals with EB-2 priority dates between May 2, 2009 and September 2009, a great disservice has been done.

Foreign nationals are subject to retrogression when their immigrant visa category is over subscribed.  1,424 more words


Scam Alert!

Callers, posing as officers of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have been calling unsuspecting persons.  They then claim that USCIS has found problems or discrepancies in the person’s immigration files and ask for personal information.   266 more words


USCIS Proposed Rule Change for H-4 Visa Holder Work Authorization

Under current regulations, DHS does not list H-4 dependents (spouses and unmarried children under 21) of H-1B Visa beneficiaries to work in the United States. By preventing H-4 spouses from working, the H-1B often experience personal and economic hardship, especially as they remain in the U.S. 211 more words


ALERT USCIS FEE INCREASE: Increases will significantly impact I-600 and I-800 cases


USCIS FEE INCREASE: Increases will significantly impact I-600 and I-800 cases.  Effective September 12, 2014, the new Filing Petition for Visa will be $720.  The new Visa Processing fee will increase to $325.00.  … 116 more words

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