Category: State & Local Laws

Immigration Law Ever-changing With Societal Views

Walking into a new patient appointment, you encounter a mother with two children ages 8 and 14 years old. The mother and older sibling understand some Spanish, but primarily speak Mam, a Mayan dialect for which there are no medical…
Immigration Law Ever-changing With Societal Views

U.S. immigration regulations have been a hot-button topic in 2019. According to David Leopold, partner and chair of the immigration law group at Ulmer & Berne LLP, and Margaret W. Wong, founder and managing partner at Margaret W. Wong &…
A Popular Immigration Bill is Bad News For US Esports

“What makes me nervous is the fact that it just sailed through the House.” Genie Doi is an immigration lawyer with Electronic Sports and Gaming Law, an esports-specific law firm in Los Angeles, California. She’s talking about S.386, or the…
Fed Up With Immigration Backlog, Lawyers Head to the Courts

Attorneys are turning to the courts to unclog a massive immigration application backlog that’s resulted in processing delays lasting up to seven years in some instances. “It’s really reaching crisis proportions,” said H. Ronald Klasko of Klasko Immigration Law Partners…
USCIS: Visa Files, July 1, 1924 – March 31, 1944

What are Visa Files? Visa Files are the official arrival records of immigrants admitted for permanent residence between July 1, 1924, and March 31, 1944. The photograph, large amounts of biographical information, and attached vital records make Visa Files among…
Combating Marriage Fraud and Abuse in Immigration Benefit Programs

To make it as easy as possible to report suspected immigration benefit fraud and abuse (excluding the H-1B and H-2B programs), we have established an email address dedicated to receiving information.  Email reportfraudtips@uscis.dhs.gov with tips, alleged violations, and other relevant information about…
Immigration Detention Centers Nearly Empty as Trump Claims Border Crisis

US detention centers that hold migrant parents and children have been nearly empty for months, despite Donald Trump’s administration repeatedly warning that the US-Mexico border is at a “breaking point” because of the surge in Central American families fleeing poverty…
Visa Bulletin For May 2019

Number 29Volume XWashington, D.C View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during May for: “Final Action Dates” and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit…
USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Cap Season Start, Updates, and Changes

Simple, smart changes to make the H-1B visa program work better WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the start of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap season, start dates for premium processing of cap-subject H-1B petitions,…