NEWS

Visa Bulletin for March 2024 Released for Filing for the Green Card

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the March 2024 Visa Bulletin providing the dates that the visa number becomes available to file for and obtain legal permanent residency (also known as immigrant or “green card” status). For those interested in holding green card status, it is very important to check the Visa Bulletin each READ MORE

USCIS Provides Adjustment of Status Green Card Filing Dates for February 2024

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency (Form I-485), also known as the green card,  for February 2024. The US Department of State issues a Visa Bulletin each month.  This Visa Bulletin provides the visa numbers available for issuance of the READ MORE

USCIS Issues Guidance on Employers’ Financial Ability for Green Card I-140 Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Petitions

On January 5, 2024, USCIS issued a policy alert on establishing an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage for certain Form I-140 employment-based immigrant visa petitions (green cards).  Employers sponsoring foreign national employees for green card status under EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 preference employment-based immigrant visa classifications that require a job offer must show READ MORE

Immigration Interview with Attorney Monique Kornfeld on YouTube

Please visit YouTube to watch the interview with me about US immigration law and employment-based immigration in particular.  This video is around 30 minutes long and I discuss different nonimmigrant working visas, such as H-1Bs, E-2s, TNs and L-1s, as well as PERM labor certification green card cases and some family-based immigration.

What Happens to My Immigration Case if the Government Shuts Down?

The US government is currently operating under a continuing resolution (CR) that expires on November 17, 2023. If Congress fails to pass a new CR or spending bills by that date, the government will shut down.  A government shutdown can have a significant impact on immigration services. Here is an overview of what to expect: READ MORE