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USCIS Changes Position on Nurses and H-1Bs

USCIS just issued a new memo that opens up the possibility for more Nurses to qualify for H-1B status.  The memo, dated July 11, was issued but he Office of Policy and Strategy, Business and Foreign Workers Division, Office of the Director, USCIS. 459 more words


Update on USCIS Processing Time for I-526, I-829 and I-924 Petitions

On July 17, 2014, USCIS released updated processing times for EB-5 related petitions. The following chart provides the average processing times for cases being adjudicated by the  67 more words

Administrative & Regulatory

I-130 Backlog Ensues

The I-130 backlog that started about 6-9 months ago is still causing families to remain separated.  At the American Immigration Lawyers Association annual conference in June, USCIS said that they are aware of the problem and are working on reducing the problem.   206 more words

News Updates

Characteristics of Individuals Requesting and Approved for DACA

The USCIS recently published a report on the characteristics of individuals who have been accepted for DACA. It focuses on an applicant’s age, sex, country of birth, broad marital status, and geographic location when filing.  18 more words

DACA (Dream ACT) Renewal: What You Need to Know

Two years ago it was announced that individuals who came to the US as children and met several guidelines could request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. 313 more words

Immigration Law

We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneurs

 We Need Better Immigration Policies for Startups and Entrepreneurs

- Tahmina Watson

“USCIS intends to revoke your H-1B visa because we have discovered you are a co-founder.” … 783 more words

Employment-Based Immigration