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TPS Available to Syrian Nationals in the US

March 29, 2012  |   by admin  |  Blog

As a response to violent upheaval and deteriorating situation in Syria, on March 29, 2012 USCIS announced that eligible US-based Syrian nationals and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria may apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS designation would allow eligible Syrians in the US to lawfully stay and work in the …

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H-1B Visa Quota Opens Up On April 1, 2012

February 14, 2012  |   by admin  |  Blog

An H-1B visa quota for Fiscal Year 2013 will be opening up on April 1, 2012.  An H-1B quota consists of two separate “sub quotas,” 65,000 quota is established for foreign nationals holding bachelor’s degrees, and another 20,000 quota is set up for foreign nationals with advanced degrees from US educational institutions. Generally, if an …

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Provisional Waivers: As Close to Immigration Reform as it Gets?

January 30, 2012  |   by admin  |  Blog

We’ve been getting many inquiries about a new USCIS proposal on “provisional waivers.” Our potential clients are confused thinking that an immigration reform or immigration amnesty had been proposed or passed. Below, you’ll find a summary of the “provisional waiver”proposal and learn why it is NOT an immigration reform.

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Romney on Immigration

January 6, 2012  |   by admin  |  Blog

In light of Mitt Romney winning Iowa caucus on January 4th, 2012, we decided to share with our readers his views on immigration law and policy. Immigration Reform (also know as “immigration amnesty”) Immigration reform is a legalization proposal geared toward aliens who entered the US without inspection and remain in the US unlawfully and …

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Visas for Investors In Residential Real Estate (VISIT-USA Act)

December 21, 2011  |   by admin  |  Blog

Recently, we started receiving many inquiries from prospective real estate investors regarding a VISIT-USA Act. On October 2011, Senators Schumer and Lee offered a proposal to boost US real estate market by granting foreign investors who spend over $500,000 on residential real estate a three-year US visa. Economists and real estate experts predict that this …

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New Trends in VAWA I-360 Adjudications

December 7, 2011  |   by admin  |  Blog

Many clients, both female and male, trust us to help them with VAWA I-1360 applications. Recently, we’ve noticed that Vermont Service Center (VSC) started to pay a lot more attention to the requirements of good faith marriage and joint residence. These two requirements are not only being questioned in very detailed RFEs, they are becoming …

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H-1B Quota for FY 2012 Reached on November 23, 2011

December 4, 2011  |   by admin  |  Blog

On November 23, 2011 USCIS announced that both H-1B quotas have been reached.  FY 2012 H-1B quota has been filling up at a moderate pace, for example as of April 7, 2011, approximately 5,900 “regular” H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted and 4,500 petitions for aliens with advanced degrees; as of October 7, 2011, approximately 41,000 …

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Some hope for young undocumented aliens under DREAM Act

May 23, 2011  |   by admin  |  Blog

Democrats in US Senate including the likes of Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), addressed the president on Wednesday to soften the rules on deportation of undocumented aliens. Specifically, to stop deporting young people who grew up in the United States and would have been eligible to stay in the US under failed DREAM Act. Read …

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Introduced

April 6, 2011  |   by admin  |  Blog

Much anticipated Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act introduced in the Senate! On Wednesday, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced S.B. 3932, The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. The bill takes a broad approach to solving the wide range of problems that plague our broken immigration system. It offers proposals on border, interior, …

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