Washington, D.C. – April 22, 2018: In the latest court decision between the White House and “sanctuary cities”, the Court of Appeals of the Seventh Circuit has decided that the federal executive branch may not withhold public safety grants from cities purely for their refusal...

Washington, D.C. – April 20, 2018: Not only do EB-5 investments need to show a risk of loss under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) rules, but they also need a chance for gain. Although early EB-5 court cases focused on cases where the investment...

Washington, D.C. – April 9, 2018: EB-5 investors and other immigrant applicants may soon find themselves providing the U.S. immigration authorities with detailed histories of their online social media accounts, according to a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) to update its electronic...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has reached the congressionally mandated maximum number of new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2019. This is referred to as the “cap” on H-1B visas. The H-1B cap was reached in 5 days,...

Washington, D.C. – March 28, 2018: Last week, the House of Representatives and the Senate each passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, a $1.3 trillion spending bill that funds the government through September 30, 2018. President Trump then signed the bill into law to...

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2018 - The American Immigration Lawyers Association recently held a webinar to discuss the O-1 and EB-1A visa processes for individuals in the science and business fields. Some of the topics discussed were the importance of support letters and current USCIS...