Immigration News Archive

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New Form I-485 Required Next Week


Effective August 25, 2017, USCIS will only accept the new version of Form I-485.

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New Study Predicts RAISE Act Would Hurt U.S. Economy


Yesterday, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business published a study that predicts the RAISE Act would harm the U.S. economy.

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September 2017 Visa Bulletin Released


Today the Department of State released its preliminary September 2017 Visa Bulletin, which shows projected advancement across all retrogressed EB-2 geographic areas and some retrogressed EB-3 geographic areas.

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Forbes Examines RAISE Act


Goel & Anderson’s Managing Partner, Vic Goel, recently spoke with Forbes about the RAISE Act, which would drastically change employment-based permanent residency.

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Premium Processing Resumes for More H-1Bs


Today, USCIS announced that it will immediately resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions.

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USCIS Finishes Returning H-1B Cap Cases


Today USCIS announced it has finished returning all FY2018 H-1B cap cases that were not selected in the lottery.

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15,000 More H-2B Visas for FY2017


Yesterday, DHS announced it will allow the issuance of 15,000 additional H-2B visas for Fiscal Year 2017.

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USCIS Releasing New Form I-9


On Monday USCIS will release a new version of Form I-9, which will become mandatory after a two-month grace period.

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August 2017 Visa Bulletin Released


The Department of State has released the August 2017 Visa Bulletin, which shows important changes in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories for certain geographic areas.

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DHS Delays International Entrepreneur Rule


Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced it is delaying the implementation of a previously published International Entrepreneur Rule, with plans to ultimately rescind the order.

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