Employment Authorization for Foreign Workers with Compelling Circumstances

If you have heard that USCIS issues employment authorization documents (EADs) based on compelling circumstances, you may be wondering if you qualify. In this blog post, we will explain eligibility for these EADs and how USCIS defines compelling circumstances. USCIS issues EADs based on compelling circumstances to help foreign workers who are employed in the READ MORE

Employers’ Ability to Pay the Wage for Employment-based Immigration

On March 15, 2023, USCIS issued policy guidance to explain how it analyzes an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage in certain employment-based I-140 immigration petitions, including PERM labor certification-based cases.  This article will discuss this policy guidance as well as the general rules for employers to document their ability to pay the proffered READ MORE

Premium Processing for Immigration Cases Expanded

Frustrated by lengthy processing times for visas and employment authorization? USCIS offers a solution, but it comes at a price and does not affect your chances of success. With premium processing, USCIS guarantees that it will take adjudicative action on your petition within a shortened time frame. That action must either be an approval notice, READ MORE

When Am I Getting my Green Card? Understanding the Visa Bulletin

In this article, we will explain how to interpret the Visa Bulletin and know when an immigrant visa can be issued or when you can file your Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status for legal permanent residency (also known as a green card application) in the US. We will use the READ MORE

International Entrepreneur Parole for Business Owners

Are you a foreign entrepreneur interested in starting your own business in the United States? If so, the International Entrepreneur Rule Parole may be a good fit for you. In September 2021, President Biden implemented the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), which was created by former President Obama but blocked by former President Trump. The IER READ MORE

H-1B Electronic Registration for Lottery for Fiscal Year 2024

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a webinar on Thursday, February 23, 2023,  from 2 – 3 p.m. EST. During this webinar, USCIS representatives will provide updates on the online account features for the FY 2024 H-1B Electronic Registration Process and address questions. Prospective H-1B cap-subject petitioners, including those subject to the advanced READ MORE

Traveling to the US During COVID-19

It is confusing trying to keep up with travel guidelines for entry into the US.  Keeping in mind that the rules change frequently, we have summarized the travel guidelines as of December 8, 2021. First, all travelers, including nonimmigrants, US citizens and legal permanent residents, on airplanes are required to be masked, regardless of vaccination READ MORE