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We Are Moving!

We are excited to announce that we will be moving office locations on January 19, 2019!  Our new location in Suite 225 of the Camden Building at 3724 National Drive Raleigh, NC 27612 will be up and running for regular business hours on Monday Januar… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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 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… Read More
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Recent News

Oct
2
The U.S. Department of State has announced that the online registration period for the 2021 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2021) will begin on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time.  The registration period will end on Tuesday, No… Read More
Jul
11
In an attempt to decrease processing times for N-400, Application for Naturalization, and I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status, USCIS will move some cases to different field offices that are outside the normal jurisdicti… Read More
Jun
10
Foreign nationals are now required to disclose 5 years of their social media history, email addresses, and phone numbers when applying for a U.S. visa. This is a result of a new policy that continues the Trump administration’s focus on extreme… Read More