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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
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
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
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)
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 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
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.
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