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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%...

More People Can File Their Green Card Applications in October 2018: USCIS to Accept I-485 Applications for Employment-Based and Family-Based Categories Based on the Dates for Filing Charts

In October 2018, more individuals will be eligible to file their green card applications than before. The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that for the month of October 2018, it will accept I-485 adjustment of status (i.e....

May 16, 2017
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” Measures for Non-Citizens Released for Public Comment

During his presidential campaign, President Trump made repeated promises to conduct “extreme vetting” of all non-citizens applying for admission into the U.S. On May 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) released its proposal for “extreme vetting” measures, which...

Two steps forward, one step back: more changes to the State Department’s October Visa Bulletin; Updates on the November and December Visa Bulletins

It was a heart-wrenching wait for October and the State Department’s October Visa Bulletin.  First, on September 9, 2015, the State Department announced significant and exciting changes to the Visa Bulletin.  But then, on September 25, 2015, the State Department...

Advancements for EB-2 India and China in State Department Visa Bulletin

There is good news ahead for foreign nationals waiting to file their employment-based green card applications under the EB-2 category. The March 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin has advanced the EB-2 India cut-off date from September 1, 2005 to...

July 18, 2014
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

EB-3 China Update

A journey through time with the man behind the visa bulletin In February, we discussed the progression of EB-3 China visa numbers in our blog. Since that time, several changes to EB-3 visa availability have occurred. As a result of...

June 13, 2014
Stephen Tarnoff

State Department Visa Bulletin Jumps Four Years for EB-2 Foreign Nationals from India

The number of foreign nationals from India who can file employment-based green card applications is likely to increase significantly now that the latest U.S. State Department Visa Bulletin has jumped ahead by nearly four years. Based on the July Visa...

EB-2 Chinese Nationals: Tired of waiting to apply for a Green Card? EB-3 may be a faster option

Recent USCIS guidance indicates that individuals from China with timely filed EB-2 category I-140s can now take advantage of movement in the Visa Bulletin’s EB-3 category by having their employers file a new EB-3 I-140 petition. In doing so, the...

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