In-person Interview for Employment-Based Green Card Applicants

Starting October 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will reinstate the in-person interview requirement for employment-based Adjustment of Status (green card) applicants. Although the green card interview is standard for the immigration process, USCIS has traditionally waived in-person interviews at a local USCIS office for most employment-based cases for administrative efficiency reasons.

DACA Future Uncertain

On August 15, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) marked its fifth anniversary. Created by President Obama’s Executive Order in 2012, DACA defers removal actions against...

New Form I-9 Released

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. This new version of I-9 bears the 07/17/2017N revision date with an...

Premium Processing Returns for Some Nonprofits

On April 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Under premium processing, USCIS would expedite and review...

New Form I-9 Coming July 17

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has indicated that a new version of Form I-9 will be released on July 17, 2017. This new version, replacing...

Travel Ban Moves Forward

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court partially and temporarily lifted the injunction imposed by the “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United...

H-1B: Limited Premium Processing Reinstated

On April 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suspended premium processing for all H-1B petitions. With an additional filing fee of $1,225, USCIS...