Washington D.C., November 26, 2019: Donoso & Associates was recently recognized by Bethesda Magazine. Our managing partner, Ignacio Donoso, was featured as a Top Attorney for 2019 in the Bethesda, Maryland area. Managing Attorney, Ignacio Donoso, attributed the recognition to our law firm’s core values of...

Washington, D.C. – November 10, 2019: The denial rate for H-1B skilled worker visas have quadrupled in 2019 compared to denial rates in 2015. H-1B visas are the main temporary work visa for foreign skilled workers. A report from the National Foundation for American Policy finds...

Washington, D.C. – October 31, 2019: The Department of State (“DOS”) will implement the new Presidential Proclamation on Health Insurance for new Green Card Applicants. The new requirement goes into effect on November 3, 2019. The DOS will require most visa applicants (see exceptions in...

Washington D.C., October 30, 2019:   Recent information provided by the U.S. Department of State regarding EB-5 visa usage and potential waiting lists estimate – on a worst case scenario – a waiting list of approximately 6.5 years for newly filed EB-5 visa petitions by Indian...

October 30, 2019 - Washington D.C.: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) today announced that petitioners can now complete and file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, online. Online filing allows aliens to submit forms electronically, check the status of their case, and receive notices...

Washington, D.C. - On October 11, 2019: The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York enjoined and restrained the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and USCIS from “enforcing, applying, or treating as effective” the DHS Public Charge Final Rule. In addition, the...

Washington, D.C., September 19, 2019: The Department of State (DOS) recently released the October 2019 Visa Bulletin. October Visa Bulletin October’s Visa Bulletin kicks off the start of the new fiscal year for the U.S. federal government, which means new batches of visas will be made available...

Washington, D.C. – September 4, 2019: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adopted new regulations on January 31, 2019 that changed the skilled worker visa program known as the H-1B temporary work visa program (“New H-1B Rules”). Here are answers to the top 5 questions we...

Washington, D.C. - September 4, 2019: On September 4, 2019, USCIS published today a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require H-1B cap-subject employers to pay a $10 fee for each petition submitted. Cap subject employers typically encompasses any employer seeking to file a new...