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USCIS Announces Final Phase of Premium Processing Expansion for EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions
Also Future Expansion for F-1 Students Seeking OPT and Certain Student and Exchange Visitors

Posted by Mark Ople on 2023-01-20 Read post
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AILA Practice Alert: Erroneously Rejected Forms I-485 with Edition Date of 7/15/22

Posted by Mark Ople on 2023-01-11 Read post
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DOS Extends Interview Waivers for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants
Good news for H-1B and other visa applicants and others stuck in consular backlogs.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-12-29 Read post
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USCIS Policy Alert: Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility
The new rule goes into effect on December 23, 2022.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-12-20 Read post
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New Version of Form I-485 Becomes Mandatory on December 23, 2022
Be sure to file correctly, or your application will be rejected.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-12-15 Read post
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Tech Worker Layoffs - Considerations for Employees and Employers
The current wave of worker terminations gives rise to significant legal issues for everyone involved.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-12-08 Read post
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COVID 19 Client Practice Advisory
Green Card applicants must provide proof of vaccination.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-12-05 Read post
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U.S. District Court Strikes Down Title 42
Judge says it did not rationally serve to protect public safety.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-11-21 Read post
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U.S. Plans to Process Every Employment-Based Green Card This Year
Is your priority date current?

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-09-23 Read post
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USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2023 H-1B Cap
USCIS has sent out non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-08-30 Read post
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USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period for Employment Authorization Documents

New rule as of May 4, 2022 will help avoid gaps in employment for many foreign nationals

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-05-17 Read post
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USCIS Issues Revised Guidance on O-1 Eligibility Criteria

USCIS clarifies how it evaluates an O-1 extraordinary ability alien's prospective work.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-04-21 Read post
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CBP Now Issuing Work-Authorized I-94s for L and E Spouses
More on Employment Authorization for L and E Spouses

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-03-24 Read post
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Employment Authorization for E, L and H Dependent Spouses
Recent litigation and important updates for spouses of E, L and H visa holders.

Employment Authorization for E, L and H Dependent Spouses

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-03-09 Read post
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Brief Summary of the EB-2 National Interest Waiver Category

Our summary of the EB-2 "National Interest Waiver" category of employment-based immigration; a primer on who is eligible, standards and requirements, etc.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-02-15 Read post