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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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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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Recent News

Apr
12
On April 10, USCIS completed the process to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally-mandated regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption for fiscal year (FY) 2020. After completing the random selection process for the regular… Read More
Feb
26
Edgerton Immigration Law is pleased to announce that our firm’s founder, Laura Edgerton, has once again been recognized as a 2019 Super Lawyer® by Super Lawyers Magazine for her immigration work in Raleigh, NC. This is an honor given to only 5… Read More
Feb
15
DHS has published a final rule that would require employers to register online before submitting an H-1B cap filing and would switch the order in which the regular and advance-degree cap lotteries are held.  The new regulation goes into effect on A… Read More