Temporary Protected Status Ending for El Salvador

On Monday January 8th 2018, the administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for those from El Salvador.  Having recently ended TPS for Haiti and Honduras, this step was anticipated. However, there was still some hope, until this morning, that this action would not be taken. People on TPS from El Salvador have until 9th September[…]

International Entrepreneur Rule Application Process Released by USCIS!

Following successful litigation, USCIS released information on the application process for the International Entrepreneur Rule.  Here is a link. We will look forward to helping if you require help! USCIS did post a notice about this information and noted that a draft rule to rescind the IER is almost final. I copy the notice below:[…]

International Entrepreneur Rule- a Court Victory

Today was a victory for the rule of law. The International Entrepreneur Rule was delayed by the new administration days before it was supposed to go into effect. Procedures and protocols were not followed as required by the law. The NVCA brought a case against the administration represented by the American Immigration Council and the[…]

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 Because the DACA policy has been rescinded and individuals can no longer request deferred action under DACA, and in light of the mail service[…]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[…]