On January 13, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) posted instructions for DACA applicants to resume filing applications. Following Judge Alsup’s federal court order, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was … Read More
El 13 de enero de 2018, el US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) publicó instrucciones para los solicitantes de DACA. Debido a una orden del juez federal Alsup, USCIS ha anunciado que la política de DACA operará en los términos … Read More
On January 16, 2018, the US Department of Justice appealed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alsup’s federal court order blocking the government from ending the DACA program. On the same date, the Department of Justice said that, … Read More
There are many complex nuances to the H-1B, but the basics are as follows. The H-1B is for those working in a “specialty occupation” for a U.S. company. Generally, the position must require a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and … Read More
On December 1, 2017, a D.C. District Court vacated the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to delay the implementation of an Obama-era immigration rule, the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), 82 Fed. Reg. 5,238 (Jan. 17, 2017). In order to increase … Read More
The Department of State (DOS) has updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to change the criteria determining the conduct that could give rise to a presumption of “willful misrepresentation,” making visa applicants “inadmissible” to the U.S. under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of … Read More
Below you may find a list of the requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa. For a list of E-2 treaty countries, click here. If a principal investor, you must be coming to the United States to “develop and direct” the … Read More
Many assume that if they entered the United States illegally, there are no immigration options available to them. There are many possibilities, but here we will focus on just one—a family-based petition with a waiver of unlawful presence. Assume someone … Read More
Para aquellos cuyos DACA expiran pronto – sin la opción de renovación o extensión – es importante saber que se acumula presencia ilegal desde la fecha de su vencimiento. Aunque DACA no califica como un período de presencia legalmente autorizada, … Read More
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