CATEGORY: Immigration

Revised Trump Executive Order of March 7, 2017

2017-03-08 17:55:10 | Government Actions, Immigration

The President’s new executive order of March 7, 2017 imposes an entry ban on foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, effective 12:01am ET on March 16. Nationals of Iraq are not subject to the ban. The ban does not apply to U.S. lawful permanent residents, dual nationals holding a passport from a non-restricted country and foreign nationals who hold a valid U.S. visa. The Ban also immediately suspends the Visa Interview Waiver Program (VIWP) and effectively mandates in-person interviews for all nonimmigrant visa applicants, unless an interview is not required by statute or otherwise excepted by the Order.

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H-1B Amendment Guidance -- May 22, 2015

2015-05-22 17:42:47 | H-1B, Immigration

On April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, which held that employers must file amended H-1B petitions when a new Labor Condition Application for Nonimmigrant Workers (LCA) is required due to a change in the H-1B worker’s worksite location. This memo outlines the kind of location change requiring H-1B amended filings.

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Immigration Report - May 14, 2015

2015-05-14 17:47:56 | Immigration, Visa Bulletin

The availability of visas per category is based on numerical limits established by law. Where a category is listed as “current”, any eligible beneficiary may proceed with the final stages of the green card process (in most cases, I-485 adjustment of status application) no matter what their priority date. Where a cutoff date is listed for a particular category, only a beneficiary with a priority date on or before the cutoff date may proceed with the final stages of the green card process. A priority date reflects the filing date of the first step toward a permanent residence.

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