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21Oct2019

Processing Time for Appeals Lengthens

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) provided an updated processing time chart on October 11, 2019 that provides information on the timeliness of processing appeals.

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11Oct2019

Courts Block Trump’s Rule to Deny Green Cards and Visas to Low-Income Immigrants

Today, three federal courts issued injunctions that temporarily block the Trump administration’s public charge rule.

Alerts
10Oct2019

Trump’s Proclamation Requiring Immigrants to have Health Insurance

On October 4, 2019, the White House issued a presidential proclamation that will bar new immigrant visa applicants (consular processing for green card) from the United States if they cannot show they will be able to purchase unsubsidized health insurance within 30 days of entry.

Alerts
10Sep2019

$10 Fee Announced for H-1B Preregistration

USCIS has announced proposed rules that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each beneficiary/case they register with USCIS.

Alerts
25Jul2019

Major EB-5 Change Finally Taking Place

The first overhaul of the EB-5 program since 1993 will take effect on November 21, 2019.

 

Alerts
06Jun2019

Collection of Social Media Identifiers from U.S. Visa Applicants

On May 31, 2019, the Department of State updated it's immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. 

Alerts
12Apr2019

H-1B Lottery Completed 2019

On April 10, USCIS used a random selection process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated regular cap of 65,000 as well as the U.S. advanced degree exemption of 20,000.

Alerts
19Mar2019

Premium Process for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

USCIS today announced that premium processing (PP) will be offered in a two-phased approach during this year’s cap season. The first phase will be for cap-subject H-1B petitions requesting a change of status and the second phase will include all other cap-subject petitions.

Alerts
06Mar2019

Last Call for Cap-Subject H-1B Cases

To ensure ILG clients’ cap-subject H-1B cases are timely filed, we ask that all clients inform ILG of all cap-subject H-1B cases no later than Wednesday, March 13th.  If you have already contacted ILG about the H-1B cap cases you wish to file this year, no further action is necessary.

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