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Additional Invitations Issued Under the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

June 21, 2016|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

In early June, USCIS announced that it is sending a third round of invitations to apply for the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program.  The HFRP Program allows certain eligible United States citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents who have filed I-130 petitions for family members in...

The H1B Hunger Games: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor:

May 4, 2016|Contributed by: Jeff D. Joseph, Esq.

Every year, on April 1st, when our office files our H-1B applications, I am reminded of the scene from Hunger Games where Effie Trinket, the escort for the District 12 Tributes, draws the names of the Tributes at the annual reaping. Those Tributes will go on to participate in the Hunger Games and,...

Revised October 2015 Visa Bulletin

September 25, 2015|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

On September 25, 2015, the Department of State issued revised Visa Bulletin for October 2015.  The revised bulletin supersedes the previous bulletin which had been published on September 9, 2015.  The Department of Homeland Security will rely on the priority dates as listed in the newly revised...

Bringing Business Immigration into the Twenty-First Century

November 24, 2014|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Melanie Corrin, Partner The President’s announcement regarding Executive Action on immigration Thursday, November 20, 2014 did not only reach some individuals who are in the United States without documentation, it also addresses needs in other areas of immigration that can be...

STEM Jobs Act 2012 Standoff

December 27, 2012|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

By Amber L. Blasingame, Associate Attorney With the election past, voters who supported President Barack Obama wait in anticipation to see if this administration will finally deliver the much awaited and needed Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  While congress has begun to introduce or...

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Visas for Highly Skilled Immigrants

June 26, 2012|Contributed by: Joseph Law Firm

Contributed by Kim Tremblay This month, four senators, two democrats and two republicans, have introduced Startup 2.0, a bill that encourages economic growth through development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The bill would increase the visa cap for highly skilled...

Fraud Alert: Beware of Emails regarding the Diversity Visa Lottery

March 4, 2011|Contributed by: Amber Blasingame, Esq.

DOS reported that fraudulent email notices regarding the Diversity Visa Lottery have increased.  The emails appear as official government notices and direct entrants to fraudulent websites with instructions to pay additional money or provide instructions to send or wire “processing fees” to a...

August Visa Bulletin

July 14, 2010|Contributed by: Jeff D. Joseph, Esq.

The August 2010 Visa Bulletin has been posted.  EB-3 and unskilled workers jumped ahead 1 year.  There were also some big jumps in Family based visas.  For more information click here.