Employment-Based Immigration Category

October Visa Bulletin Retrogression Announcement

Copied from AILA Practice Alert: DOS Rolls Back “Dates for Filing” for Some Visa Categories in Revised October Visa Bulletin AILA Doc No. 15091002 | Dated September 25, 2015 Update: On September 25, 2015, the Department of State published a revised Visa Bulletin for October, rolling back the “Dates for Filing” for several visa categories. […]

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Breaking News: October Visa Bulletin Filing PD Retrogresses!

Dear Readers, if you are happily getting ready to file your Adjustment of Status package, halt right now and go check the revised visa bulletin. The DOS has just retrogressed important dates. You can visit our previous post to see the old PDs.  EB2 India retrogresses to July 1, 2009 EB2 China retrogresses to January 1, […]

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USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications for the Remainder of FY 2015

USCIS just issued this notice. Take note readers! This should only apply to those who will try to file in the month of September which is the end of Fiscal Year 2015.  People eligible to file on Oct 1 2015 should continue to prepare to file.  My guess is USCIS is getting prepared to handle […]

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Charlie Oppenheim Talks New-Visa-Bulletin with AILA

Copied from AILA website- very useful read: Check-in with DOS’s Charlie Oppenheim AILA Doc No. 14071401 | Dated September 15, 2015 This is series of monthly reports from the AILA DOS Liaison Committee designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress and projections. Immediately following publication of each month’s Visa Bulletin, AILA will “check-in” […]

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October 2015 Visa Bulletin- Huge Changes- Take Note

The October 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today with some profound changes. As part of the Executive Action measures to bring positive policy changes, and to coincide with the idea of filing for adjustment when you have an I-140 approved (see my GeekWire Article)– the Department of State introduced two new charts- one for when […]

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Employment-based adjustment (and family-based)- Executive Action Changes

Executive Action changes are on it’s way for adjustment of status for cases that are generally stuck in the backlog! This is the beginning of seeing some real changes that will have great impact.  Read on.  More to come from me soon.  Announcement from USCIS: USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising […]

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Legal updates- quick snapshot

Dear Readers, June and July have been busy months of speaking engagements as well as meeting various deadlines mainly H1b RFEs. (You know what I am talking about if you are dealing with them too!). Follow us on Twitter to get real time updates, if you are not already since blogging updates has been a […]

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USCIS complete return of all H1b cap petitions not selected in the lottery

Here is a copy/paste of USCIS’s announcement of returned H1bs.  USCIS announced on July 14, 2015, that it completed processing the return of fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process.   USCIS previously announced on May 4, 2015, that it completed data entry of all selected […]

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Premium Processing for H1b Resumes

This morning USCIS announced that it will lift the suspension on premium processing filings for all H1bs.  Previous guidance was that the suspension would be until July 27th.  This is great news for many I am sure, including some of our clients. If you are waiting to file for premium processing, you can now file […]

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July 2015 Visa Bulletin Is Out

The Department of State released the July 2015 Visa Bulletin.  Our usual commentary to follow but headline is that Philippines EB3 and EB4 is unavailable.  Stay tuned.

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