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  • What makes Me Eligible for Family-Based Immigration?
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    What makes Me Eligible for Family-Based Immigration?

    Being away from your family is a difficult experience. Especially when the complicated immigration laws prevent you from reuniting with them. The Immigration and Nationality Act governs immigration to the United States. They offer two categories of family-based immigrant visas: family preference and immediate relatives. The Immigration and Nationality Act’s regulations mean that the immigration […] More

  • Homeland Security Increases Fines for Form I-9 Violations
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    Homeland Security Increases Fines for Form I-9 Violations

    First, businesses use Form I-9 to corroborate the identification and employment approval of people hired for jobs in the US. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was created to stop American businesses from hiring illegal immigrants. Under this Act, employers are responsible for verifying new hires’ legal employment authorization. Plus, reviewing the documentation […] More

  • Are Visa Backlogs threatening the U.S. Economy?
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    Are Visa Backlogs threatening the U.S. Economy?

    Did you know the backlog for skilled immigrants tops over a million in the U.S? Delayed work permits soared after embassies shut down due to the pandemic, affecting the U.S economy in many ways. The backlog of cases has made many immigrants lose their jobs. And created uncertainty for individuals awaiting the decision of their […] More

  • Premium Processing for EB-1C and EB-2 NIW I-140 Petitions
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    Premium Processing for EB-1C and EB-2 NIW I-140 Petitions

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made an announcement regarding the premium processing of certain pending I-140 Petitions for alien workers. This includes the EB-1 Multinational Manager and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories starting in June and July 2022, respectively. Individuals who wish to request a premium processing upgrade for their immigration must […] More

  • Homeland Security Prepares for Increase in Migrations
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    Homeland Security Prepares for Increase in Migrations

    Homeland Security prepares for an increase in migrations as Title 42 expires in just a few short months. A statement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sheds light on how the Biden administration has handled and undone several Trump-era actions. As well as, how the court battle is sure to ensue. What Is Title […] More

  • CDC Issues COVID-19 Updates for Air Travelers to the United States
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    CDC Issues COVID-19 Updates for Air Travelers to the United States

    COVID-19 Updates: Effective immediately and until the end of April 18, 2022, CDC’s January 29, 2021 order mandating masks worn on public transit and at transportation hubs will no longer be in force. The CDC has decided not to implement the order in light of this. The CDC recommends that people use face masks while […] More

  • How to Obtain an O-1 Visa as an Entrepreneur
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    How to Obtain an O-1 Visa as an Entrepreneur

    When someone becomes an expert in their field, they want to go bigger. The world still views the United States as the land of opportunities. In fact, the U.S. welcomes innovation and highly skilled individuals. But to get anywhere, it is important to first get a visa. The United States has unlimited types of visas […] More

  • New Guidance on E and L Spouse Work Authorization as List C Document
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    New Guidance on E and L Spouse Work Authorization as List C Document

    When completing Form I-9, businesses should follow new instructions from USCIS on considering the work permit of certain E and L spouses. After receiving an I-797 approval notification from the U.S. government. Then spouses of E and L visa holders can utilize that letter for work authorization. On March 18, 2022, the USCIS issued new […] More

  • Why Is the NVC Taking So Long to Process Cases?
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    Why Is the NVC Taking So Long to Process Cases?

    What Is the NVC (National Visa Center)? The NVC processes immigration applications accepted by the U.S. immigration and citizenship services, including the one sponsored by families and employers. The National Visa Center (commonly known as NVC), is a government entity. Immigrant visa applications are first authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and […] More

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Travelers from Mexico and Canada
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    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Travelers from Mexico and Canada

    With COVID-19 cases on the rise. Starting January 22, 2022, the U.S. made it compulsory for travelers entering the U.S. from Mexico and Canada to provide proof of vaccination. However, this new law does not apply to U.S. citizens and green cardholders. Although U.S. citizens and permanent residents are not subjected to this new rule, […] More

  • USCIS Has Extended Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests
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    USCIS Has Extended Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    The United States annually grants immigrant visas and citizenship to approximately 675,000 people. As per the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). So, naturally, millions try to get an entry into America each year. Yet they deny many applications. While asking some to submit additional documents to supplement their application. Either way, you get a chance […] More

  • USCIS Set to Conduct Third Random Selection on Submitted H-1B Cap Registrations
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    USCIS Conducts Third Random Selection on H-1B Cap Registrations

    The USCIS – the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – announced that it had conducted a random lottery selection to reach the 2022 H-1B allocations. What is an H-1B? An H-1B is a temporary visa category. That provides employers with the right to petition for skilled and educated foreign professionals. To work in specific […] More

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