IMMIGRATION PUNDITS OR DATA: EMPLOYMENT-BASED PRIORITY DATE MOVEMENT DURING FY2023 STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2022

Statements like these – USCIS has used nearly all available employment-based immigrant visas for the 2022 fiscal year and will exhaust the supply of visas by the end of September 2022 – spread like a wildfire last week sending chilling messages down the spine of  pending and ...
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Updates on Immigration Options for Cuban Arrivals (también en español)

For decades, Cubans have been treated differently than most other immigrants who come to the U.S. Under immigration law, any Cuban who is paroled into the U.S. can apply for a green card one year after entering the U.S. This is called the Cuban Adjustment Act. If an immigration officer gives someone...
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MAJOR FEDERAL COURT VICTORY: ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING COMPLETED WITHIN 45 DAYS OF FILING A COMPLAINT FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS

As the Lead Counsel in Sheikh et al v. Bitter et al, 1:22-cv-02044, I am extremely happy to share that within 45 days of filing a complaint for Writ of Mandamus in the Northern District of Illinois (NDIL), the Department of State (DOS) decided to approve my client’s E-2 Nonimmigrant Visa...
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Current Rules on Work Permits for Asylum Seekers: Advice from an Immigration Attorney (también en español)

Over the last 2-3 years, the rules surrounding work permit eligibility for asylum seekers have seemingly changed every month. Under former President Trump’s administration, the Department of Homeland Security enacted strict eligibility rules on asylum seekers’ ability to get work authorization. ...
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