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October 25, 2021
Ana Valenzuela

Brief Overview of Family-Based Immigration Categories

You may have wondered why some applicants receive their immigrant visa or status much faster than others, in some cases, taking over 20 years to obtain an immigrant visa.  The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) lists specific family categories through...

June 08, 2021
Anna Buskila

FAQs on NVC Case Processing

After USCIS approves your immigrant visa petition, your case is transferred to the Department of State's National Visa Center (“NVC”) for pre-processing if your case strategy requires you to attend an interview at the Embassy/Consulate. Once we submit your fees,...

April 26, 2021
Beata Leja

Department of State Predicts Rapid Movement of Priority Dates in Some Employment Based Immigrant Visa Categories

On April 23, 2021, The Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division hosted his 2nd live chat to answer questions related to the Visa Bulletin and provide insight and predictions on the progression and...

March 22, 2021
Zeena Barazanji

Department of State Provides Visa Priority Date Predictions in New Monthly Live Chat Series

On March 12, 2021, The Department of State announced that Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State (DOS), will host a monthly live chat where he will share his predictions on...

Impact of Coronavirus on your Immigration Case with MMH & Seeking 30 Day Extension for those on VWP/ESTA

As you may already know, our office has closed to the public in order to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know your immigration case is important to you and we continue to work remotely to...

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
Beata Leja

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...


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