The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a caution on June 4, 2019, stating that H-1B petitions will be rejected if they fail to include names and addresses on Part 1 of Form I-129. Specifically, applicants are cautioned not to list outside counsel, clients,...

Washington D.C., May 28, 2019: The Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) resigned from his post Friday at President Donald Trump's request, according to his resignation letter. Francis Cissna is expected to be replaced by former Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli. I.A. Donoso & Associates,...

Washington, D.C. – May 22, 2019: The Department of State (“DOS”) announced today that it is updating its guidance regarding photographs for visa processes. Under the latest guidance, it is permissible for applicants to show a faint smile, with no teeth showing. The guidance, set out...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 22, 2019: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) today announced the launch of a new e-filing system for filing Form I-539 extension of status for certain B-1 / B-2 visas for visitors for business or pleasure, as well as certain M-1...

Washington, D.C. – May 17, 2019: USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that...