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January 14, 2016
Alix Strunk

The new H-1B filing deadline is just less than three months away. Are you ready?

With April 1, 2016 fast approaching, the time to begin preparing for an H-1B cap filing is now. Start off the new year on the right foot and dive into the process to hire or maintain those workers who are...

August 13, 2015
Alix Strunk

Initial Immigration Options Available to Victims of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

On August 2, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor hit and caused extensive damage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USCIS) issued a public service announcement on Friday, August 8, 2015 relating to certain immigration benefits...

July 02, 2015
Alix Strunk

What to do when you can’t go home: Temporary Protected Status — TPS announcements for Nepal, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Syria, and Somalia

Sometimes it is just not possible to return to your home country. In these cases, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the authority to provide Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to individuals who can’t return home because of conflict or disasters. TPS...

May 22, 2015
Alix Strunk

USCIS issuing “recall” on three-year DACA approvals, to replace with two-year DACA approvals

If the usual approval period for DACA is two years, why did some people get DACA approvals for 3 years? On Thursday, November 20, 2014, President Obama announced the steps his administration would take to fix the U.S. immigration system....

May 15, 2015
Alix Strunk

A look at the numbers: USCIS provides statistics on its decisions for waivers, including I-601A provisional waivers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently provided new data on its processing of waiver applications. The numbers reveal that USCIS is still approving a majority of waiver (I-601) and provisional waiver (I-601A) applications it receives. What do the...

March 20, 2015
Alix Strunk

Injunction over DAPA and DACA expansion continues

USCIS has stopped issuing 3-year DACA approvals The uncertainty and delay over President Obama’s Deferred Action programs continue. Background On February 16, 2015, a Federal Judge for a District Court in Texas granted a request for a temporary injunction against...

Ready for DACA Expansion? USCIS to begin accepting applications this month

Starting February 18, 2015, many Dreamers—those who were brought to the U.S. as children and have grown up in the U.S.—and who up until now have been ineligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), will now be...

December 10, 2014
Alix Strunk

What is Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and Who Will Qualify?

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he will take certain executive actions on immigration in the absence of a Congressional fix to our immigration system. See our blog post summarizing his entire announcement here. One of the programs...

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