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September 15, 2022
Tahreem Kalam

Uncertainty for Employment-Based Green Card Applicants at the End of the Government’s Fiscal Year

As the end of the government’s fiscal year approaches on September 30, 2022, many foreign nationals with pending employment-based green cards are left with uncertainty as to when their green card applications may get adjudicated. The Visa Bulletin is released...

July 19, 2022
Beata Leja

If you have DACA, now is the time to consider exploring a green card through employment!

It has now been 1.5 years since President Biden took office and the DACA program just passed its 10-year anniversary on June 15, 2022, and yet Congress has failed to deliver any solution to help DACA recipients permanently legalize their...

June 22, 2022
Tahreem Kalam

Are you an Indian National with a pending Employment Based I-485 Adjustment of Status Application? – This Is What You Need to Know:

If you are an Indian National going through the employment-based immigration process in order to receive a green card, you are already well aware of the extreme wait times (often 10+ years) that it takes to receive a green card...

May 23, 2022
Chandni Shah

Reasons to Maintain Your Nonimmigrant Status as an Adjustment of Status Applicant

Many people who apply for a green card within the United States (called an application for “Adjustment of Status”) must be in lawful immigration status at the time they file their application. Although it is not necessary to maintain your...

March 14, 2022
Courtney Wachal

Transferring the Basis of your Adjustment of Status Application from EB-3 to EB-2

USCIS recently announced that there is “an exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available this fiscal year (October 2021- September 2022).” Because of this, USCIS is encouraging individuals who have pending adjustment of status applications that were filed under the...

November 08, 2021
Courtney Wachal

What to Know about an NIW petition

A National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a sub-category of the employment based second preference (EB-2) classification for an immigrant petition. The purpose of an NIW petition is to allow an individual the opportunity to obtain a green card without needing...

September 27, 2021
Marjorie M. Filice

What are my options after downgrading from EB-2 to EB-3?

Historically, the EB-2 category of I-140s has moved faster than the EB-3 category. For this reason, foreign nationals from certain heavily populated countries (China and India, in particular) preferred to file under the EB-2 category whenever possible. However, this year...

Green Card Applicants Must Be Fully Vaccinated for Covid-19 Beginning on October 1, 2021, With Few Exceptions

Effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants for lawful permanent residence (“green card”) who are required to submit a medical examination report must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete and sign their immigration medical examination (Form I-693)....

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