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February 27, 2019
Beata Leja

Act now! Proposed Rule to Eliminate H-4 EAD Pending Review

After many months of speculation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially submitted a rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OBM) on February 20, 2019 proposing to eliminate the H-4 EAD.  The proposed rule, titled “Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses from the...

February 25, 2019
Anna Buskila

Your Green Card Medical Exam—10 Most Common Q&As

Note: This article focuses on the requirements and procedures applicable to medical exams for green cards filed in the United States. If you are applying for a green card outside of the United States through a U.S. consulate or embassy,...

February 12, 2019
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

MMH’s Founding Partner Margaret “Peggy” McCormick recognized in 1st edition of Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Corporate Immigration 2019

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. (MMH) is proud to share that our founding partner Margaret “Peggy” McCormick has been recognized in the first edition of Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Corporate Immigration 2019. This publication highlights the insight, expertise...

February 06, 2019
Beata Leja

Impact of Significant Delays in Green Card Extensions for Conditional Permanent Residents & Filing the N-400 Application for Naturalization While an I-751 Petition is Pending

Individuals who obtained their permanent residence (i.e. green card) based on a marriage to a U.S. citizen that was less than 2 years old at the time of approval are considered to be conditional permanent residents. A conditional permanent resident...

February 01, 2019
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Unlawful Presence Bar Will Start to Apply on February 5, 2019 for Students Who Have Failed to Maintain Status

On August 9, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum updating the USCIS Adjudicators Field Manual (AFM) to state that students in F, J, and M status who are admitted for “duration of status” or “D/S”...

December 26, 2018
Beata Leja

Impact of Partial Government Shutdown on Immigration

As of December 22, 2018, the U.S. federal government is partially shut down because President Trump refuses to sign a budget bill that does not also include an extra $5 billion in funding to build a border wall between the...

December 18, 2018
Stephen Tarnoff

USCIS Proposing Major Changes to H-1B Cap Subject Application Process

In a move that is certain to cause greater confusion for employers planning to file H-1B petitions by April 1, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a proposed rule that, if implemented, will significantly change the process...

December 04, 2018
Marjorie M. Filice

Immigration Application Denials Are at an All Time High Under Trump

According to recently released government data, the USCIS is setting new records for denying immigration benefits. Under the Trump administration, the USCIS is denying 37% more immigration applications than it denied in 2016 under the Obama administration. More than 11%...

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