Washington, DC – July 31, 2018: In a recent report, denials of H-1B petitions rose significantly in the fourth quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, which started on July 1, 2017. The number of Requests for Further Evidence (“RFE”) in the final quarter alone almost...

Washington, DC – July 20, 2018: Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced a drastic expansion of grounds for initiating deportation and removal proceedings against foreigners. The new policy allows USCIS to directly issue Form I-862, Notice to Appear (“NTA”), which marks...

In June 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) updated its Policy Manual (available online) to confirm the requirement that EB-5 investments must be maintained at risk, in a requirement known as “redeployment”. For many investors, this new development has raised uncertainties and questions. We...

Washington, D.C. – June 12, 2018 - As of June 11, 2018, petitioners who file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, will receive a Form I-797 receipt notice that can...

Washington, D.C. – May 25, 2018: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) passed new rules in January 2017 that offer foreign workers on certain temporary work visa categories a short “grace period” following termination of employment. Before January 2017, F-1 academic student visa was one of...

Washington, D.C., May 25, 2018 – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known...