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INFOPass Changes Announced by USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office

USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office announced that, effective September 17, 2018, changes to the InfoPass process will be made. Specifically, the office will NOT be accepting walk-in requests or online scheduling of InfoPass appointments for informati…
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Suspension of Premium Processing Extended For H-1B Petitions

USCIS announced on August 28th that it is extending the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions. Beginning on September 11, 2018 the temporary suspension will include certain additional H-1B petitions. These suspensi…
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Laura Edgerton Selected as 2019 Best Lawyer's "Lawyer of the Year"

Our founder, Laura Edgerton, has been selected by her peers as the recipient of Best Lawyer’s 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award for her work in Immigration Law in Raleigh, NC.  See her profile in Best Lawyer’s publication for…
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USCIS Announces All Unselected H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions for Fiscal Year 2019 Have Been Returned

United States Citizens and Immigration Services announced on July 30 that all unselected H-1B cap-subject petitions for the 2019 Fiscal Year have been returned. If you submitted an H-1B cap-subject petition between April 2 and April 6, 2018 and you h…
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USCIS Policy Update: RFE & NOID

United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum that will allow USCIS officers and adjudicators to exercise their full discretion to deny an application, petition or request without needing to first issue a Request…
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules to Uphold Trump Administration Travel Ban

On June 26, 2018 the United States Supreme Court, by a vote of 5-4, upheld the Trump Administration’s Executive Order, titled Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United Stat…
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Department of Homeland Security Proposes to Eliminate International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule)

The Department of Homeland Security announced on May 25th that it was in the process of revoking the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule), a program that allows foreign entrepreneurs to temporarily come to the United States in order to dev…
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USCIS Releases Policy Memo on Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, J, and M Nonimmigrants

On May 10, 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy memorandum that fundamentally changes the way in which foreign students (F and M visa holders) and exchange visitors (J visa holders) are considered ̶…
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USCIS Completes Entries for Selected 2019 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

USCIS released an announcement on May 15, 2018 stating that is has completed all entries for selected H-1B cap petitions for fiscal year 2019. All H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected will be returned by USCIS; however, due to the hi…
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USCIS Expands Credit Card Payments for Processing Fees

US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced on February 14th 2018 that it will now accept credit card payments for the filing process of most forms. Credit cards payments to the USCIS are now accepted for the 41 fee-based forms processed…
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Sep
17
USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office announced that, effective September 17, 2018, changes to the InfoPass process will be made. Specifically, the office will NOT be accepting walk-in requests or online scheduling of InfoPass appointments for informati…
Sep
7
USCIS announced on August 28th that it is extending the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions. Beginning on September 11, 2018 the temporary suspension will include certain additional H-1B petitions. These suspensi…
Aug
27
Our founder, Laura Edgerton, has been selected by her peers as the recipient of Best Lawyer’s 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award for her work in Immigration Law in Raleigh, NC.  See her profile in Best Lawyer’s publication for…