How did COVID impact spouse and fiancé(e) visa processing? It is astounding how a virus can grind global economies to a screeching halt–yet that is precisely what happened when the… CONTINUE
What is a STEM OPT Extension? If you are an international student who completed a STEM designated degree (“Science, Technology, Engineering and Math”) at a United States college or university… CONTINUE
How long does it take to get a marriage green card? For many seeking to receive permanent resident status in the United States, the green card marriage timeline is crucial… CONTINUE
BIA Holds That A “Conviction” Under INA §101(a)(48)(A) Requires A Finding Of Guilt In A Proceeding That Affords Defendants All Of The Constitutional Rights Of Criminal Procedure That Are Applicable… CONTINUE
BIA Holds That Larceny In The Third Degree Under Connecticut General Statutes §53a-124(a) Is Not A Theft Offense Aggravated Felony Per INA §101(a)(43)(G) Because It Incorporates By Reference A Definition… CONTINUE
BIA Issues Amicus Invitation Regarding Texas Burglary Crime Of Violence. Briefs Due May 3, 2022. On April 12, 2022, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board) issued an amicus… CONTINUE
The U visa work permit was created by Congress in October 2000, as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, the U visa work permit allowed undocumented… CONTINUE
On March 11, 2022, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board) sustained the DHS appeal of an order by an Immigration Judge (IJ) granting Respondent’s application for adjustment of status (AOS) along with an INA §212(i) waiver of inadmissibility. DHS contended that Responded had filed a frivolous asylum application and was therefore barred from the requested relief. The IJ’s decision was thus vacated and the record remanded.
Noncitizens of the United States often have many questions about the various types of work visas. In this article, we compare the general characteristics of H-1B, TN, E-3, and H-1B1 visas. The H-1B visa classification is the one that most employers and foreign nationals think about. But the H-1B is numerically limited. Working with an attorney that knows the treaty based visas may provide options.
BIA HOLDS THAT AN APPLICANT FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS UNDER INA §209(b) MUST POSSES ASYLEE STATUS AT THE TIME OF ADJUSTMENT AND, THUS, AN APPLICANT WHOSE ASYLEE STATUS HAS BEEN… CONTINUE