Employment-based Immigration

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Visa Bulletin for April 2015 Released

Posted on March 18, 2015

The Visa Bulletin for April 2015 has been released by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Each month, the Department of State publishes priority dates for various employment based and family based ... Read More

Green Card Deemed a Better Solution than EAD for H-4 Visa Holders

Posted on March 12, 2015

Each year, the US government issues about 85,000 H-1B visas allowing foreign employees to work in the US temporarily. Until recently, spouses of those H-1B visa holders on H-4 visas were not allowed ... Read More

Preparing Supporting Documentation for H1-B “Specialty Occupation” Petition

Posted on March 12, 2015

As the H1-B season approaches, petitioners are gearing up towards filing for H1-B visa. New recruits who have a degree from an accredited college or university must demonstrate that the proposed ... Read More

DHS Announces Employment Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses

Posted on February 24, 2015

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule to extend employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B workers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  issued a ... Read More

Visa Bulletin for March 2015 Released

Posted on February 23, 2015

The U.S. Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for March 2015, which lists the cut-off dates for different immigration categories and resident countries. The visa bulletin informs ... Read More

Sixteen EB-5 (Immigrant Investor Program) Regional Centers Terminated Recently

Posted on February 19, 2015

On January 9, 2015, USCIS terminated sixteen EB-5 regional centers. USCIS terminates regional centers that are inactive, fail to submit Form I-924A, or lack economic growth. The following terminated ... Read More

USCIS Revises Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for Faster Processing

Posted on February 18, 2015

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published the revised Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. The new Form I-129 was edited and labeled on October 23, 2014 ... Read More