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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new version of the Form I-191, Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for immigration benefits for the alien spouse of a U.S. citizen. For example, a U.S. citizen may file an immediate relative petition on behalf of his or her alien spouse, which is not subject to an annual cap.
In this post, I examine the decision, the history of the case, and provide links to our detailed articles on the issues.
On September 19, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the new of edition of the Form G-1055, Fee Schedule. The Form G-1055 lists the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee for all forms published by the DHS.
USCIS Increases Validity of Work Permits From One Year to Two Years for Asylum Applicants
The debate over the reauthorization of the EB5 program, which is otherwise slated to expire on September 30, 2016, has also been making news both in Congress and on this site. However, there are many smaller immigration programs and details that are worth careful attention as well.
In immigration law, there is a concept referred to as “unlawful presence.” By accruing certain amounts of unlawful presence in conjunction with other actions, an alien may find him or herself subject to one of the inadmissibility bars.
The L1 visa category is a nonimmigrant work visa category for intracompany transferees. It allows a U.S. employer to petition for certain foreign workers who work for a related foreign employer.
In order to procure certain waivers or other forms of immigration relief, an alien may be required to establish that a qualifying relative would incur “extreme hardship” were the applicant to be denied relief.
The H1B visa is for nonimmigrant workers in specialty occupations who have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.