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- Retention of I-140 Priority Date for a Subsequent Employment-Based Petition
A beneficiary of an approved I-140 petition for the first, second or third preference category may retain the priority date of the approved petition for any subsequently filed first, second or third category employment-based petition.
- Immigration Report on Detention Centers Housing Women & Children
Little has changed in the level of care for detained women and children
- Should I Plead Guilty?
When individuals are facing a conviction of a criminal charge, they usually are told by their attorney that they have two choices. They can either plead guilty or go to trial. There are certain risks inherent in making either decisions.
- H-1B Lotteries Are Over, America's Got Enough Talent?
H-1B lotteries to choose professional employees? Is this the best we can do?
- Employment for Authorization for H-4 Spouses
On May 12, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed regulation which would, for the first time, permit certain H-4 spouses of H-1B professionals to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).
- DACA Renewals - Plus DACA to Green Card
On June 5, the DHS Secretary announced the process for persons who have received work permits (EADs) under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs to renew their DACA status and work permits for another 2 years. Also, we describe the process by which persons in DACA status can obtain green cards.
- Obama Could Double the Number of Green Cards
In response to Congress’ failure to fix our broken immigration system, President Obama has promised to take action regarding immigration before the end of the summer.
- Obama's New Immigration Policy
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his long-awaited changes to our broken immigration system. None of the changes will take place immediately, and some hoped-for changes like recapture of lost EB numbers and counting only principals toward the 140,000 EB cap were not included in the new policy.
- EB-3 Category: Faster Waiting Times
Fantastic news for those in the EB-3 category.
- I-Squared Bill: More H-1B Visas and Green Cards
On January 13, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2015.