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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 ̶… Read More
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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… Read More
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Laura Edgerton Named 2018 Legal Elite for Immigration by Business North Carolina

Business North Carolina recently published its annual list of the 2018 “Legal Elite” and our founder, Laura Edgerton, was chosen as the Legal Elite category winner for Immigration.  The complete list of category winners was includ… Read More
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International Entrepreneur Rule

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on December 14, 2017 that it will begin steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). The IER was published during the Obama Administration with an effective date of July 17,… Read More
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TPS Re-Registration Period Open for Nicaragua

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on December 15, 2017 that the re-registration period for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries from Nicaragua is open.  Re-registration must be completed between December 15, 2017… Read More
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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Update for Nicaragua and Honduras

On November 6, 2017, USCIS announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua.  USCIS has delayed the effective date of the termination of the TPS designation for 12 months, with the termination of TPS f… Read More
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Diversity Lottery Entry Period Changed for DV-2019

Per an announcement by the Department of State on October 16, 2017, a technical issue has caused the Diversity Lottery DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3rd to close.  Any entries submitted during the October 3 to October 10 entry period ha… Read More
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

On October 3, 2017, USCIS announced that Premium Processing of all H-1B petitions has resumed effective immediately. USCIS had temporarily suspended the premium processing program for all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3, 2017.  Recently, U… Read More
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USCIS Form to Streamline Obtaining Work Authorization and Social Security Number

On October 2, 2017, USCIS announced that it has created an updated version of Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization).  With the updated I-765 form, applicants who qualify for an employment authorization document (EAD) may simultaneous… Read More
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USCIS Denying Pending Form I-131 for Abandonment

USCIS has recently been denying Form I-131 (Application for Travel Document) for Advance Parole when the applicant has traveled abroad while the application is pending.  These applications are being denied even if applicants hold a separate, valid a… Read More
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May
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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 ̶… Read More
Feb
16
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… Read More
Jan
19
Business North Carolina recently published its annual list of the 2018 “Legal Elite” and our founder, Laura Edgerton, was chosen as the Legal Elite category winner for Immigration.  The complete list of category winners was includ… Read More