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- Should I Plead Guilty?
Question: Child Protective Services took my kids away, but their father got them back. When I was arrested, the media came over to my house to get the story. Now the Arizona Police Department has a case against me in court. I was appointed a public defender. Yesterday, I met with her and she told me that I have two options: I can go to trial or plead guilty. She advised me to plead guilty.
- 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.
- H-1B lottery odds are less than 50%, apply for an EB Green Card now
In 2014, when over 172,000 petitions were filed for 85,000 visas, immigration lawyers had the following advice for the H-1B lottery losers.
- Military Expands Program which Expedites US Citizenship
Recently, the Defense Department greatly expanded a program which allows certain persons holding temporary visas to bypass the green card process and apply directly for US citizenship.