Author: EnriqueLara

Although family-based petitions account for over two-thirds of all immigration approvals, the future may bring increasing legislative scrutiny and quota restrictions, as lawmaking discussions focus on business immigration visas. In its 2017 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recorded 1.1 million total...

In a Policy Alert issued last week, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed its stance on controlled substance laws: violations of federal laws on controlled substances will continue to affect determinations of an alien’s good moral character, even if local state laws have...

Over the last two months, immigration groups and business spokespersons have met with senior administration officials, seeking a legislative solution to employment-based immigration programs including EB-5. The talks, which began during the federal government funding shutdown in January, included input from Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...