It’s Family Reunification, not Chain Migration

In a recent statement, the government belittled our family reunification immigration laws, adopting the pejorative term  "chain migration."  It further claimed family immigration “has depressed wages and job opportunities for comparably skilled American workers.” Aside from offering no valid proof of this claim, the current government disregards the objective of keeping families together, which America has …

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April 2018 Visa Bulletin Green Card Update

The Department of State has posted the Visa Bulletin for April 2018. EB-1 Priority Workers final action date is current for all nationals, except those born in India and China who now have a cutoff date of January 1, 2012.   EB-2 and EB-3 final action dates are  current for all except those born in India, China, and …

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USCIS says it will continue operations and most immigration programs during government shutdown

USCIS announcement on January 20, 2018 -  The current lapse in annual appropriated funding for the U.S. government does not affect USCIS’ fee-funded activities. Our offices will remain open, and all applicants should attend interviews and appointments as scheduled. However, several USCIS programs will either expire or suspend operations, or be otherwise affected, until they …

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What Could Happen to Immigration Cases if the Government Shuts Down?

Based on past government shutdowns, we should see business as usual for most immigration cases.  Of course, we won't know for certain until the immigration agencies officially announce their procedures.  Here's a short breakdown of what we can expect from some of the various immigration agencies, subject to further notice: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) …

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