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USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for December 2019

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for December 2019.  Applicants in the F-2A category of family-based cases (spouses and children under 21 of legal permanent residents)  may use the “Final Action Dates” chart for December 2019.  For all other family-based READ MORE

US Department of State Issues December 2019 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for December 2019, which provides the visa number availability for family-sponsored and employment-sponsored preference categories, as well as for the diversity visa lottery cut-offs. As of November 18, 2019, USCIS has not advised whether in December 2019 it will accept adjustment of status applications for family READ MORE

October 2019 Visa Bulletin Issued

The Department of State (DOS) posted the Visa Bulletin for October 2019, which provides the visa number availability for family-sponsored and employment-sponsored preference categories, as well as for the diversity visa lottery cut-offs. USCIS will accept adjustment of status applications based on the filing dates charts for family-based and employment-based cases, except that it will READ MORE

USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for September 2019

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for September 2019. Applicants in the F-2A category of family-based cases (spouses and children under 21 of legal permanent residents)  may use the “Final Action Dates” chart for August 2019.  For all other family-based READ MORE

In Defense of Pluralism and How to Fight Hate

In the wake of another terrorist attack, I highly recommend David Brooks’ editorial “The Ideology of Hate and How to Fight It” in August 7th’s NY Times. It is one of the best explanations of the strength of pluralism and inspires me to continue to promote diversity through my immigration law practice.  He writes:   READ MORE

USCIS Announces Adjustment of Status Filing Dates for July 2019

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the filing dates for applicants for adjustment of status to legal permanent residency for July 2019. Applicants in the F-2A category of family-based cases (spouses and children under 21 of legal permanent residents)  may use the “Final Action Dates” chart.  For all other family-based cases (beneficiaries of READ MORE

July 2019 Visa Bulletin Immigrant Visa Number Predictions for Green Card Status

On June 21, 2019, Department of State’s Charlie Oppenheim provided predictions for movements of immigrant visa numbers, which were published in the July 2019 Visa Bulletin.  The following are the projections for the family-based and employment-based preference filings. Family-Based Worldwide Categories: The F-2A category advanced to “current” across the board in the July 2019 Visa READ MORE