LATEST NEWS ON IMMIGRATION

  • July Visa Bulletin: EB2 Jumps to March 8, 2007, for India and China

    July Visa Bulletin: EB2 Jumps to March 8, 2007, for India and China July 2011 - This advancement means that many additional, long-pending adjustment-of-status (I-485 or “green card”) cases will be eligible for approval in July 2011. This is for the employment-based second-preference category.

  • USCIS Improves Delivery of Immigration Documents

    USCIS Improves Delivery of Immigration Documents June 2011 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has fully implemented the Secure Mail Initiative (SMI), which uses U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation to deliver certain immigration documents in a safe, secure and timely manner.

  • Georgia Follows in the Anti-Immigrant Steps of Arizona

    Georgia Follows in the Anti-Immigrant Steps of Arizona May 2011 - Georgia Legislature passed House Bill 87, which will allow for police to investigate the immigration status of suspects. The bill also establishes new guidelines for Georgia businesses to ensure that new employees are eligible to work in the country.

  • Is Georgia the New Arizona?

    Is Georgia the New Arizona? April 2011 - The Georgia House on Thursday, March 3, 2011, passed a tough immigration law that would require employers to verify the legal status of workers they hire.

  • IMMIGRATION NEWS BRIEFS

    IMMIGRATION NEWS BRIEFS March 2011 - USCIS has announced that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card for certain applicants filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485. This new card represents a significant improvement from the current practice of issuing paper Advance Parole documents.

  • When can I apply for U.S. citizenship?

    When can I apply for U.S. citizenship? February 2011 - Individuals who satisfy the residence, physical presence and other requirements are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship after they have been permanent residents (green card holders) for five years.

  • Immigration Reform Outlook in the New Congress

    Immigration Reform Outlook in the New Congress December 2010 - Republican control of the House means a change in leadership of the key committees relevant to immigration.

  • Comprehensive Immigration Bill Introduced in Senate

    Comprehensive Immigration Bill Introduced in Senate November 2010 - Immigration is a complex and controversial matter which, in an election year, is likely to get a lot of attention, but not necessarily a lot of favorable action.

  • Good News for Family-Based Immigration Priority Dates!

    Good News for Family-Based Immigration Priority Dates! October 2010 - One exciting new development is that the cutoff dates in some family-based (FB) categories have been pushed forward. This means that some sponsored family members will be eligible to apply for permanent residence far sooner than they had anticipated.

  • Q & A on U and More

    Q & A on U and More September 2010 - You do not have to be an F-1 student to attend school in the United States. Most nonimmigrant status holders have the ability to go to school without an F-1 status, with the exception of F-2s.

 

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