Category: Immigration

Aug
10
2018

Student Visas, Immigration and Avoiding Unlawful Presence in the United States

The new academic year is upon us, and for many international students, it is important to remain up to date on all law and policies involving their student visas. There is a new policy memorandum from USCIS regarding unlawful presence in the United States in the event of failure to maintain student status, or an […]

Feb
02
2018

Family-Based Immigration- How long does it take?

One way for a foreign national to become a lawful permanent resident, and eventually a citizen, is through family-based immigration. US Citizens and lawful permanent residents may file a petition with USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) known as a “Petition for Alien Relative” (I-130) for certain close relatives. Those include spouse, parent, son […]

Nov
21
2017

Immigration Temporary Protected Status Ending for Haitians

On November 20, 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be ending for approximately 59,000 nationals of Haiti who entered the US following the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake on the island nation, and must either gain a different legal immigration status or leave by July […]

Oct
16
2017

DACA – What to Do While Awaiting Possible Reform?

DACA Recipients and Employers. It has been over a month since the current administration announced that it would be ending President Obama’s executive order known as DACA- or deferred action for childhood arrivals. President Trump has urged Congress to take action with respect to the “dreamers”- those undocumented immigrants who came to the US as […]

Apr
11
2017

H-1B Visa Enforcement under the new administration

Since taking office in January, President Trump and his administration have announced a “targeted approach” in the investigation of employment-based visa fraud. Therefore, it is important for employers who hire foreign nationals on a temporary basis under the H-1B visa program to comply with the law and regulations of the program. The H-1B visa program […]