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New System, Same Result

 

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

The new “two-pronged” priority date system announced recently by the U.S. State Department appears, thus far, to promise more of the same for foreign nationals in historically over-subscribed visa categories. (more…)

USCIS and DOS Attempt to Clarify Increasingly Complex Visa Bulletin Situation

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

Each month, the Department of State (“DOS”) publishes current immigrant visa availability information in its Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin indicates when statutorily limited visas are available to prospective immigrants based on their individual priority date. (more…)

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…)

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…)