USCIS Case followup

January 5, 2017

The USCIS generally gives processing times in Month. For instance, the Nebraska Service Center is processing H-1Bs that were filed in July 2016. However, they have said that from July 4th, will give a specific date. For instance, Nebraska Service Center is processing H-1Bs filed on July 02,…

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2016–The Year in Immigration

December 29, 2016

Around this time of the year, as we say good bye to a year, it is customary to look back and review the events of the year. In Immigration law, there was very little if anything that was accomplished. No new laws were passed; in fact the Congress has not passed any new laws on Immigration for…

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Suggested Reforms for H-1B and L-1

December 16, 2016

Let’s face it, like many other Trump promises, the ten point Immigration plan is not going to happen. There’s not going to be a wall, not going to be selective Immigration from certain countries, not going to be a Muslim registration. Why? Because we cannot go back 2000 years when China was bui…

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EAD Extensions

December 8, 2016

A common pitfall for Employment Authorization Document Card is that

The Employee applies.
The Citizenship and Immigration Service takes a long time to adjudicate the application
The Employment Authorization Document expires
The Employee cannot work legally after this day, and loses the job.

I…

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DUI/DWI and Immigration

November 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving approaching, I hope you all stay safe and don’t drink and drive.  But if you are a non immigrant (ie with say a H, E, an L or a TN visa) and you get caught (not convicted, just caught), you may receive a letter in the mail, cancelling your visa.
But, you say, you thought that yo…

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How to handle the Department of State

November 23, 2016

Useful tips
1. Go dressed well for the interview
2. If you get a 221 G –con tact your attorney. Consulate decisions are final, and if you are denied, you will not be able to reenter
3. After you submit your answer for a 221G, please have patience.
4. The posts tell you to wait at least 60 days b…

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Both parties can agree on Immigration Reform

November 4, 2016

My recommendation for the next President regarding Immigration Reform:
1 Unless the same party is in charge of the legislature and the executive, Comprehensive Immigration Reform is NOT going to happen. Reform Immigration piecemeal
2 Tackle Business Immigration first—-both Republicans and…

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Immigration and Assimilation

November 4, 2016

My US born children have often been asked, “Where are you from?” Houston, is often not an acceptable answer to the questioning party. Its usually followed by, “Where are you really from, or where are your parents from.” This probably happens to US born non white children. I remember that America…

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CIS Fees Increase

October 26, 2016

Citizenship and Immigration Service is giving a nice Christmas present to everyone.  From December 23, the fees are going to be increased. Below is a list of fees and the corresponding increase of petitions our law office does often.
 

Petition type
Fees on or after Dec …

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DAPA/EXTENDED DACA DEAD

October 7, 2016

Since Comprehensive Immigration Reform was not likely to pass, President Obama passed a series of Executive Actions to remedy some of the harm caused by immigration inaction. Originally DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was published in 2010, which basically said that Kids brought…

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