Immigration News

Laws and regulations change often. We stay up-to-date with the latest news and publish all the important updates, including our analysis, as soon as they become available.

Immigration News Articles

  • Concurrent Processing for I-539 and I-765

    Concurrent Processing for I-539 and I-765 Reinstated for H1B and L1 Spouses

    Published on January 23, 2023

    The Department of Homeland Security settlement in Edakunni v. Mayorkas has “returned to bundling the adjudication of I-539s (application to extend/change nonimmigrant status) and I-765s (application for employment authorization) for H-4 and L-2 derivatives along with the underlying I-129 when these forms are filed together.” The processing change goes into effect as of January 25, 2023….

  • February 2022 visa bulletin

    February 2023 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions

    Published on January 18, 2023

    One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as “How long will it take for my date to be current?” and “Can I…

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    Form I-129F: The Ultimate Guide

    Published on January 13, 2023

    It is very common for people to bring their fiancé(e) or spouses to the U.S. To do so, they need to comply with the rigid immigration rules, which in such cases, begin with the completion of the I-129F form. The I-129F form is the foundation to later receiving permanent residency in the U.S. via a…

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    What is Advance Parole for Traveling Overseas?

    Published on January 13, 2023

    Advance parole is a special permission granted by USCIS, in the form of a travel document, to be able to temporarily travel overseas while living in the United States and awaiting your green card or while on another noncitizen immigration status. If you travel outside of the United States while your green card application is…

  • child status protection act

    Complete Guide to the Child Status Protection Act

    Published on January 11, 2023

    The immigration process can seem cumbersome and with delays still a reality from the global pandemic in 2020, some immigrants who filed petitions under the classification of  ‘children’ and now have turned 21 may wonder what their legal rights are and if they still qualify for child status. Fortunately, there are protections in place for…

  • public charge rule

    Public Charge Rule In Effect As of December 23, 2022

    Published on January 06, 2023

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that any applications filed on or after December 23, 2022 will be subject to the specifications of a final rule regarding how it will apply the public charge ground of inadmissibility under section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. In September of 2022, we wrote a…

  • E-2 & L-2 EAD for Spouses | Work Authorization

    Complete Guide to E-2 & L-2 EAD for Spouses | Work Authorization in 2023

    Published on January 05, 2023

    In 2002, Congress modified the existing immigration laws so that L and E dependent spouse visa holders could work in the United States. However, obtaining the employment authorization documents (EAD) was still complex, lengthy, and costly. Due to long adjudication times, it would take upwards of a year before these spouses could get approval from…

  • Will Getting a Promotion While On H-1B Status Affect My Green Card

    Will Getting a Promotion While On H-1B Status Affect My Green Card and I-140?

    Published on November 11, 2022

    One of the many benefits of having an H-1B visa is the flexibility it brings to your work in the U.S. From its portability to the ability to work toward your green card, it’s no wonder why so many people petition for this competitive visa each year. If you have recently gotten or are scheduled…