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DHS Publishes Final Rule on Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status And Revises Forms G-28 & G-28I

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On October 29, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that amends it regulations governing when USCIS will issue correspondence, notices of decisions, and documents evidencing lawful status in the United States to an applicant, petitioner, attorney, or accredited representative. (more…)

More EB-5 Predictions

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

No one can really predict the future. But as analysts will tell you, we can learn a lot from the past and watching current trends. This is especially true when it comes to immigration, which is in a state of constant flux. (more…)

USCIS Expands Definition of “Mother” and “Parent” Under the INA

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and the Department of State (“DOS”) have exercised their shared authority and collaborated in the development of a policy expanding the definitions of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration & Nationality Act (“INA”) to include gestational mothers using Assisted Reproductive Technology (“ART”), regardless of whether they are also the genetic mother. (more…)

Failure to file Form I-924A Can Lead to a Notice of Intent to Terminate

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

During the 2013 Fiscal Year, USCIS notified more than 50 EB-5 regional centers on its intent to terminate their designation for one of the two following reasons: (i) not filing the required Form I-924A, or (ii) failing to promote economic growth as required under the EB-5 regulations. (more…)

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Announced for 2015

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

On October 17, 2014, USCIS announced its intent to implement a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program in early 2015. Last Wednesday, during a stakeholders teleconference, USCIS officials provided a broad overview regarding how the program would work. (more…)