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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that, together with the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”), it is revising the procedures for determining when an application for adjustment of status may be filed, thus implementing part of President Obama’s November 2014 executive actions on immigration. This revised visa bulletin was envisioned by the White House … Read more

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are have applied for employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.  DHS has amended the regulations to allow these … Read more

On November 20, 2014, in a live address to the nation, President Obama introduced several recommendations to fix the U.S. immigration system through executive action. Although the focus was on expanding the deferred action program, these actions may also affect U.S. citizenship procedures and high-skilled employees. Here’s a short summary of what to expect. – … Read more