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
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
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
The PERM labor certification process is the first stage of the employment-based application for legal permanent residency where the foreign national is not eligible for a waiver of the PERM requirement. These cases where the PERM is waived and the Form I-140 is filed first include the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1B Outstanding Researcher and Professor, READ MORE
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.
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
The US Department of State (DOS) has issued a practice pointer for the October and November 2023 Visa Bulletins. The Visa Bulletin provides the availability of immigrant visas for legal permanent residency (the “green card”) for the coming month. Within each category, the Visa Bulletin provides a Final Action Chart with priority dates considered current READ MORE