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Individuals who obtain status as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) often still have family in other countries, or simply a desire to travel. One of the most common questions they have is whether they can travel abroad and retain their status. The short answer is, “it depends.” It is important to first understand the difference […]
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020. A well-known advocate of equality and women’s rights, Justice Ginsburg was also a champion of progressive rights in general and leaves behind a strong legacy of decisions on immigration. Although her impact cannot be quantified, below is a list of three of the most […]
Finally, many individuals in the United States who have waited months or years for the ability to apply for Adjustment of Status to become a Lawful Permanent Resident (apply for a green card) based on approved petitions filed by their employers have finally been granted that ability. This is due to the October 2020 Visa […]
On September 3, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) submitted an Interim Final Rule to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) entitled, “Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program.”2 Soon after publication of the USCIS Interim Final Rule (IFR), on September 16, 2020, the […]