Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
What is Downgrading your Immigration Petition?
In recent years there have been problems with extended wait times for immigrants seeking employment based green cards. Downgrading your I-140 petition to a different employment category could speed up your processing time.
September 21, 2021
Green Card for a Fee? New Bill Proposed this Week
A new bill proposes that green card applicants who can afford an extra fee will be able to surpass the numerical country limits in place for family and employment based immigration.
September 20, 2021
Where can you Work on the H2B Visa?
Those interested in the H2B visa should do research to make sure their prospective employer has handled USCIS petitions in the past and would be equipped/able to process their application.
September 17, 2021
Filling out the I-130A, Step by Step
The I-130A needs to be completed by spouses of U.S. citizens or LPRs. The form is meant to supply the USCIS with more direct information about the spouse who is intending to immigrate to the United States.
September 16, 2021
Taking a Closer Look at Fiancé Visa Fraud
There are many ways consular officers can detect fiancé visa fraud. Take a look at some of the interview questions and thematic topics that might come up during the fiancé visa interview.
September 16, 2021
Using VISA2US Vs. A Traditional Law Firm: Pros and Cons
Using an online legal service platform can be advantageous for many prospective immigration applicants. Learn about some of the key differences between the newer online realm and traditional law firms.
September 15, 2021
Extending Your Stay in the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program
While normally not allowed, forced border closures and difficulty booking international flights to some countries may warrant an extension of stay under the VWP
September 15, 2021
USCIS Launches H2B Employer Hub
The new USCIS employer hub releases valuable quarterly data on the H2-B program and can be a significant resource for prospective visa applicants in this category.
September 14, 2021
Taking a Closer Look at the STEM Fields and H1-B Applicants
Because of the unique positioning of non-immigrants in OPT, the H1-B remains an attractive option to change statuses and also continue living in the United States with an above-the-market-rate salary.
September 13, 2021
Considerations for Pursuing a Fiancé Visa While in the United States
If you are trying to pursue a fiancé visa, make sure that you have all of the supporting evidence you need to present to immigration authorities. Additionally, trying to marry someone under false pretenses could potentially lead to being harsher consequences.
September 10, 2021
USCIS Announces a Call for Grant Proposals
The USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program will help organizations that are dedicated to immigrants and naturalization with the resource base and funding they need to run their programs.
September 09, 2021
What are Security Concerns of Inadmissibility?
Security threats are often broad and can range from trying to export prohibited goods out of the country to admitting to sympathizing with a known terrorist organization. Applicants should be aware of the security dimension whether they are going through consular processing or seeking a green card from within the United States.
September 08, 2021
Should You Be Concerned About Health-Related Inadmissibility?
Your health is important. The following guide helps immigrant visa applicants understand health-related inadmissibility in relation to U.S. immigration and the safety of other citizens.
September 07, 2021
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