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USCIS Expands Premium Processing Service to E-3 Petitioners

On February 24, 2021, the USCIS announced that it would expand premium processing services to include change of status or extension of status petitions for E-3 nonimmigrant visa classification for Australian nationals. This expansion of the premium processing option is effective immediately. Classification for E-3 nonimmigrant visa status applies only to Australian nationals who:[…]

Choosing the Right Immigration Lawyer

In an earlier article, I spoke of the the need for an immigration lawyer and why you should hire one. I hope I convinced you to seriously consider talking with an immigration lawyer about your immigration goals. In this article, I will discuss some ideas as to how to chose[…]

USCIS Reaches H-1B FY 2021 H-1B Cap

On February 16, 2021, the USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap, for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The agency completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants’[…]

Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

With all the attention that national security is getting these days, immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and making your immigration goals more difficult than ever. Incorrect filings lead to delays, denials, or even deportation from the United States and an appeal is often difficult and costly. When you[…]

PSA: Beware the Promises of Notarios

STOP! Despite the excitement about new White House immigration announcements, it is more important than ever to seek advice from a qualified immigration attorney or an accredited representative about your specific situation. BE PATIENT and take the time to find the right help. The wrong advice could harm your chances[…]

DHS announces final rule for H-1B visa program.

On Monday, DHS posted a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those that may be eligible for the advanced degree exemption.  The final rule reverses the order by which USCIS selects H-1B petitions under the regular cap and the advance degree exemption, and it introduces an electronic registration requirement for[…]