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Recent Ruling Finds that Temporary Protected Status May Now Be Considered an Admission for Adjustment of Status Purposes

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has recently ruled that a noncitizen’s grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) qualifies as “inspection and admission” into the United States. This is great news for many, as inspection and admission are usually required in order for applicants to be eligible for lawful

Military Citizenship Not Always Expedited

Mario Hernandez, a Vietnam vet who wished to naturalize, had served in the Army during a “designated period of hostilities,” as the relevant law terms it. As a result, Mr. Hernandez was eligible for an expedited citizenship process, and exempt from naturalization requirements including permanent residence and five years continuous physical

USCIS releases FAQs regarding Advanced Parole

Many individuals who are awaiting for their Adjustment of Status wonder whether they can travel outside the U.S. before their case is approved. Many of them even wonder if they can travel between the U.S territories or U.S. states outside the mainland U.S. Travel is an important part of everyone’s life regardless whether they travel domestically or

Government Grows Less Secretive

When it comes to their I-94 records, nonimmigrant visitors to the U.S. no longer need to push back the darkness – the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has let the sunshine in. Until just last week, the only way for a foreign national to access his or her own arrival/departure (I-94) records was to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Visa Options for Some Who Missed this Year’s H-1B Cap

On April 10th USCIS announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year 2015 as well as the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption. In total USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions. For those individuals who were not selected in the H-1B

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

USCIS announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption. USCIS received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the filing period which began April

A different kind of musician case

As a firm that does a substantial number of musician O-1 cases, we noted with interest Justin Bieber appearing in the recent immigration news – not, however, for having played a critical role for a distinguished organization. Rather, he is suspected of having caused over $400 worth of damage by egging a neighbor’s home, a felony in California.

Another Republican Voice for Immigration Reform

Republican Grant Woods, Arizona Attorney General from 1991 to 1999 authored a January 12 op-ed entitled “Broad immigration reform long overdue for U.S.” He makes the point that under current policy valuable resources are diverted from deterring criminal activity to enforcing a “civil federal violation.” Tellingly, he adds “ we

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