Washington, D.C. – March 5, 2019: Last month, on Feb. 20, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent its proposed rule, titled “Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses from the Class of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorization” or RIN 1615-AC15, to the Office of Management and...

Washington, D.C., March 5, 2019: USCIS introduced a new Form I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status dated February 4, 2019, just in time for the H-1B cap season that starts on April 1, 2019. The new Form I-539 version will be published on March 8, 2019....

Washington, D.C. – March 1, 2019: Last week, on Feb. 22, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent a confidential draft of a final EB-5 rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), marking the final stages of the rulemaking process. The rule,...

Washington, D.C. – February 15, 2019: Further to our report yesterday, our firm has tracked the legislative outcome of H.R. 1044, and the U.S. Congress has failed to pass the bill. The legislation had proposed to eliminate the current 7% immigrant visa cap against any...

Washington, D.C. – February 15, 2019. The March 2019 Visa Bulletin released today by the U.S. Department of State reflects the political events that are making headlines in Washington, D.C. The potential for a partial U.S. federal government shutdown unless Congress and the President agree to...