International Entrepreneur Rule Officially on Path to Closure

While the writing was on the wall that the new administration would rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule, I was still holding hope that the so called business-men in this administration would see the economic merits of such a rule. It is afterall the closest we have ever come to a ‘startup visa’ in this country. […]

USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues

Copied from USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received reports that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified USPS mail service delays that affected a number of DACA renewal requests. Because the DACA policy has been rescinded and individuals can no longer request deferred action under DACA, and in light of the mail service[…]

Breaking: New Executive Order Allows Refugee Admission with Extreme Vetting

A new executive order was signed today allowing refugees to resume admission into the US.  There will be additional screening involved.  See below copy text of the EO.   The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 24, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with[…]

Breaking: Premium Processing Resumed for All H1B Petitions

A few moments ago, USCIS announced that premium processing will be resumed for ALL H1b applications. While there was a slow return of premium processing in various categories, this completes reintroducing premium processing in all categories. See below message from USCIS: WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all[…]

Breaking: Trump signs proclamation restricting travel from certain countries as travel ban expires

A few moment ago, the President signed a proclamation restricting travel into the US from the following eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia. The restrictions go into effect Sunday September 24th 2017 at 3:30pm ET (6:30pm PST) for nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. The restrictions go[…]

USCIS Announcement on Ending DACA

Copied from USCIS website: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 2017 Announcement On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications[…]

Breaking: AG Session rescinds DACA. Our Remarks.

A few moments ago, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a prepared speech that the 2012 President Obama program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) is rescinded with a 6 month delay.  Watson Immigration Law is appalled at this cruel action taken against young adults who know nowhere but America as their home.[…]

The RAISE Act: The Opposite of Strengthening the US Economy

If we could give points for the most mean-spirited, misleading, and most unAmerican bill ever introduced, the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act or “RAISE” Act would win hands down.  The draconian bill the Trump Administration announced yesterday has been touted as strengthening the economy. In reality, it will do anything but that. Rather[…]