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Immigrant Benefits and Visa Processing

Continued from Immigration Accountability Executive Action Overview on February 18, 2015.

Presidential Memorandum on Visa Modernization

The Presidential Memorandum on “Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century” was issued on November 21, 2014, calling on immigration agencies to improve the current visa system starting with recommendations. 822 more words

Federal Government

Congressional Band-Aid to DHS Budget Crisis

Late Friday the 27th of February, the Department of Homeland Security was on the brink of shutdown. This crisis was on averted by an 11th hour maneuver in the House of Representatives extended the DHS budget by one week. 199 more words

Immigration Reform

The One-Week Punt

With little time to spare, the U.S. Congress managed to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the end of last week, and Pres. 346 more words

Current Affairs

Family-Sponsored Visas: Who You Can Help Immigrate

By: Raad Ahmed

The U.S. government grants hundreds of thousands of family-sponsored visa applications each year, but the process comes with its own particular set of obstacles. 541 more words


Check the Numbers on Naturalization!

Did you know that in 2012, USCIS naturalized 757,434 LPRs in 2012?  According to 2012 DHS data, of the 40.8 million people who comprise the foreign-born U.S. 160 more words

American Immigration

Employment Eligibility Extended to H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Non-immigrants

On Tuesday, February 24, Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be extending eligibility for employment to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B non-immigrants who are seeking employment based lawful permanent residence (LPR) status, effective May 26, 2015. 302 more words

Federal Government

Employment Authorization Document for H4 Dependent Spouses

By Barbara W. Menefee

At long last, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will begin accepting applications for employment authorization documents for the dependent spouses of H1B visa holders (“H4”) under certain circumstances. 275 more words

Employment Law