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Not So Fast! Department of State Releases Updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Earlier this month, USCIS, in coordination with the Department of State (“DOS”), announced that it was revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status applications. (more…)

USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications Until October 1, 2015

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Effective September 24, 2015, USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Adjustment of Status Applications. (more…)

Government Shutdown Possible: Immigration Delays

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

If Congress is unable to arrive at an agreement on the 2016 federal budget, the Federal government may shut down, resulting in the suspension of some immigration services. (more…)

Technical Problem Affects PERM Filings

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

A technical “glitch”, the result of a software update implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) on September 1, 2015, prevented some employers from filing PERM applications later in the month. (more…)

Moving Into the 21st Century

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Maria del Carmen Ramos

Despite the fact that parts of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration currently are being challenged in court, the administration is moving forward with its promise to modernize our antiquated immigration system. (more…)