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USCIS Announces New Actions to Reduce Backlogs, Expand Premium Processing, and Provide Relief to Work Permit Holders
CIS Has Announced Significant Improvements to Try and Reduce Their Backlogs of Cases as well as Broadening the Types of Cases which Can Use Premium Processing to Shorten Adjudication Times This Will All Help to Make Cases Go Faster and Hopefully Make Life Better for Everyone Involved in the Immigration Process.
and Security (DHS) today announced the designation of Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Only individuals who are already residing in the United States as of March 15, 2022, will be eligible for TPS.
United States companies with a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate company, or a branch office, in another country may petition to transfer an Executive or Manager from the company abroad to the company in the United States. To qualify, the employee’s position must meet the definition of “executive capacity” or “managerial capacity” included in the Immigration […]
The initial registration period for the FY2023 H-1B cap opened on March 1, 2022, and will run through 12:00 noon (ET) on March 18, 2022. After the registration period closes, and no later than March 31, 2022, USCIS will randomly select registrations from the ones it has received and will electronically notify employers and their attorneys if an employee’s registration has been selected.
Last week we provided an article on updates to the adjudication of NIW cases. Today we highlight how this new guidance will help investors who apply for NIW petitions. It is important that investors that employ US workers appear to have an advantage now in these cases. The below paragraphs are from the article “Did […]
Placing a Request to Interfile or Transfer the Preference Category of a Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status Application
Referred article from AILA Doc. No. 20022600: Mary is an Outstanding Researcher. Her employer filed an I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, in the EB-1 category and it was approved. Mary then filed an I-485, Application to Adjust Status, and all was well until her EB-1 visa category “retrogressed,” leaving her to wait for an […]
Referred article from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced updated guidance on adjudicating requests for “National Interest Waivers” regarding job offer and labor certification requirements for certain advanced degree professionals and individuals of exceptional ability. This includes discussing the unique considerations for persons with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and entrepreneurs. Consistent with this Administration’s goal of removing barriers […]
Article written by Adam Cohen from The Hill: A lot of misinformation has arisen in opposition to the Build Back Better legislation, including on the matter of green card recapture, referred to in one opinion piece as a “giveaway to big tech.” Opponents to this provision cite to its support by advocacy organizations such as […]
There is a common misconception that an immigration attorney who has been retained to prepare and file an employment-based immigration case only represents the employer. That is not true. The attorney actually represents both the petitioning employer and the employee beneficiary, a concept known as “dual representation.” For example, prior to 1992, the change of […]