Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
Comparing the EB-2 and EB-3 Employment Visa
The EB-2 requires more job experience and a Masters degree, although takes longer in ones professional career to be eligible for. Meanwhile the EB-3 is easier to attain eligibility, but with much longer processing and wait times.
August 12, 2021
Using the NSF as a Resource for your NIW Application
The National Science Foundation has an abundance of grant opportunities, and should also serve as a guide for prospective NIW applicants to understanding the pressing challenges/research needs in their field or proposed endeavor.
August 11, 2021
National Interest Waiver for Writers and the Creative Arts
The NIW can also be awarded to applicants who are professional writers or novelists. In this category, it is important for the published works to have a certain cultural component that is beneficial to the U.S. national interest.
August 10, 2021
USCIS and Natural Language Processing
For years the USCIS has dealt with a backlog of immigrant applications in many different categories. Implementing new computer programming and machine learning could be a way to streamline the adjudication process and eventually shorten extended wait times.
August 09, 2021
Appealing a Denied NIW Case: Steps to Take
While appeal cases are harder to win than RFEs, it is still perfectly possible that the USCIS has made an error on behalf of one's NIW application. Appeal cases usually demand the counsel of an experienced attorney.
August 05, 2021
Factors for Addressing your NIW Processing Time
NIW processing times vary case by case. Looking at the below examples can help shed some light as to what could possibly speed up the adjudication period, or slow it down.
August 04, 2021
August 2021 Visa Bulletin Updates
This months visa bulletin shows similar backlogs for employment based visa applicants for Chinese and Indian nationals. However several employment based categories remain Current for those interested in filing.
August 03, 2021
Falling Out of Status: How Does it Happen?
Falling out of status can happen quickly and with little warning. Make sure to take into consideration small lifestyle changes that could ultimately affect your immigration status.
August 03, 2021
Taking a Look at the Main Differences between a Work Permit and a Work Visa
Comparing and contrasting the work visa vs. the work permit for immigrants who are interested in the powers and limits of each type.
August 02, 2021
What is the I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits?
This USCIS form helps undocumented immigrants receive work permits and a two year extension of residence in the U.S. if they are related to beneficiaries of the IRCA Act which was passed in the 1980s.
July 30, 2021
Who is Exempt from the Selective Service Requirement?
Immigrants might not be aware that they need to register for the Selective Service once they have arrived in the United States. The following information provides insights for who is eligible to register, and also who is exempt from the process.
July 27, 2021
Options for Filing I-539 Form if you’ve Been Laid Off
If you have lost your job in the U.S., you might consider switching to a B-1 or B-2 visa in order to be eligible for an extension of stay. Such an option will give an immigrant a 6 month stay in the U.S., but with limited benefits.
July 22, 2021
Your NIW Application and Substantial Merit for U.S Working Conditions
Your NIW application can meet the national interest burden of proof if your proposed endeavor is focused around American workers, improving workplace safety, or the occupational health of a certain workforce or industry.
July 21, 2021
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