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USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Premium Processing a/o April 3, 2017

On March 3, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend the program processing program for all H-1B petitions filed on/after April 3, 2017. According to US CIS, this temporary suspension of the premi… Read More
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Executive Order Temporarily Bans Travel to the U.S. from Many Middle Eastern Countries, Temporarily Bars Admission of Refugees, Bars Admission of Syrian Refugees Indefinitely, and Suspends the Visa Interview Waiver Program

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump released an extremely controversial Executive Order (EO) entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.”  The following is a summary of the EO and its major provisions: 90… Read More
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USCIS Publishes Final Rule for Granting Parole to Entrepreneurs of U.S. Start-ups

 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently published a final rule that will allow the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to grant parole on a case-by-case basis to certain foreign nationals who own and manage start-u… Read More
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New Standards Set for EB-2 National Interest Waiver Petitions

The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016) issued a precedent decision providing a new framework for EB-2 national interest waiver eligibility. Under section 203(b)(2) of the Immigration and National… Read More
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USCIS Publishes New I-9 Forms

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which is used verify the identity and employment authorization of all new hires.  Employers are required to use the revised Form I-9 eff… Read More
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USCIS Increases Filing Fees

On October 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule increasing filing fees on immigration applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  In its first fee increase sinc… Read More
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ATTORNEY EDGERTON NAMED AMONG BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA

Edgerton Immigration Law is pleased to announce that its founder, Laura Edgerton, has once again been selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of immigration law. We are also delighted to announce that… Read More
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Oversubscription of EB1 and EB2 Categories in August 2016 Visa Bulletin

Due to oversubscription of the China and India Employment-Based First (E1, also known as EB-1) Preference categories, a priority date of January 1, 2010, has been imposed for both countries.  In doing so, USCIS is hoping to keep numbers within the W… Read More
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TPS Extension For El Salvador

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended, by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, for eligible nationals of El Salvador including those without nationality but who last resided in El Salvador.   The extension grants an additional 1… Read More
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Supreme Court Ruling - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA)

In a split decision of 4-4, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that blocked the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the exp… Read More
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Mar
6
On March 3, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend the program processing program for all H-1B petitions filed on/after April 3, 2017. According to US CIS, this temporary suspension of the premi… Read More
Jan
31
On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump released an extremely controversial Executive Order (EO) entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals.”  The following is a summary of the EO and its major provisions: 90… Read More
Jan
23
 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently published a final rule that will allow the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to grant parole on a case-by-case basis to certain foreign nationals who own and manage start-u… Read More