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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...

September 24, 2021
Pawel Boruch

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)....

September 13, 2021
Beata Leja

How Long Must I Remain with the Employer that Sponsored Me After Getting My Green Card?

Individuals who get their green cards through employment sponsorship often ask us how long they must remain with that employer after their green card is issued. While the short answer is that there is no specific minimum period of time,...

Two Important Updates Regarding Your Medical Exam

Clients Report Being Contacted Directly by USCIS to Prepare to Provide Medical Exams Applicants for adjustment of status have reported receiving phone calls, text messages, or emails from USCIS regarding their medical exams. In particular, USCIS is informing clients that...

June 14, 2021
Beata Leja

Employment-based Green Cards for Those with DACA

While President Biden has proposed comprehensive immigration reform and various other bills are pending in Congress to specifically provide a path to citizenship for beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), there is no way of knowing if or...

Green Card Holders Traveling by Air

There is a recent trend of airlines attempting to determine whether Green Card holders are admissible to travel. However, this is not within the scope of the airline’s authority. It is important to know your rights if you are a...

Victory! USCIS Fee Increase Rule is Temporarily Blocked by Court Order!

Immigrants and their advocates have a lot to celebrate today. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily blocked the implementation of the USCIS’s fee increase rule on September 29, 2020, just days before the fees...

Covid-19 and Green Card Holders Stuck Overseas Unable to Return to the U.S.

One of the many issues that have emerged during the Covid-19 crisis is the impact on green card holders who have been or will be outside the U.S. for more than six months and are unable to return. U.S. international...

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