Washington, D.C., January 29, 2021: Recently, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s regulation that created the Optional Practical Training Program (known also by its initials, OPT). The OPT program allows qualifying students in the United States on...

WAshington, D.C., January 27, 2021: A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Biden administration's Executive Order granting a 100-day moratorium on deportations of some undocumented immigrants. The Judge’s temporary order will be in place for 14 days. The Judge issued the order at the request...

Washington, D.C., January 22, 2021: On his first full-day in office, President Biden announced immigration reform as a key initiative of his administration. The outlines of his immigration reform plan have been made public, as has the name of his signature immigration bill, the U.S....

Washington, D.C., January 22, 2021: On his first full-day in office, President Biden announced immigration reform as a key initiative of his administration. The outlines of his immigration reform plan have been made public, as has the name of his signature immigration bill, the U.S....

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India have not yet resumed regular processing of all visa categories but continue to expand services as local conditions and resources allow. Beginning February 1, 2021, U.S. Embassy New Delhi will resume limited processing of...

On January 20, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that work permit applicants may now request a biometric appointment through the VAC webform. Canada visa applicants who have submitted applications for categories of student (SP) and family class priority – spouses, partners and children...

Washington, D.C., January 21, 2021: President Biden issued an executive order on the evening of January 21, 2021, that suspended U.S. Government actions to deport immigrants for the next 100 days. This unprecedented initiative was issued on President Biden’s first day in office – signaling a...

Washington, D.C., January 21, 2021: We now know the name of President’ Joseph Biden’s new immigration reform proposal: the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The new president wasted no time in taking action on immigration, signaling an intention to make it an important issue during his...

Foreign nationals who have already obtained a temporary work permit (called an Employment Authorization Document) during Adjustment of Status, or awaiting asylum or TPS, are faced with renewing their Employment Authorization Document every 12 months. Many of our clients are concerned that well-publicized delays in USCIS...