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DOS Releases Instructions for the 2021 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

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
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USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485 Applications

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
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Visa Applicants Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts

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
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USCIS Completes Data Entry for the 2020 Fiscal Year H-1B Petitions

USCIS has finished inputting data for all 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions, including those chosen under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. They will start sending back all H-1B petitions that were not selected. Because of the large number of H-1B ca… Read More
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NC District Court Enjoins USCIS Unlawful Presence Policy

A North Carolina District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from implementing the USCIS policy enunciated in its memo entitled “Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonim… Read More
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FY2020 H-1B Cap Reached and US Master's Degree Selection Completed

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
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Laura Edgerton selected as a 2019 Super Lawyer

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
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H-1B Cap Pre-Registration and Selection Process Clears Federal Review

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
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USCIS Resumes Premium processing for FY2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

On January 28th, USCIS resumed premium processing for all Fiscal Year (2019) H-1B Cap Petitions. This includes those who are also eligible for advanced degree exemptions. H-1B visas allow for employers to hire skilled workers for various occupations.… Read More
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Edgerton Immigration Law Receives Tier 1 Ranking in Immigration Law for Raleigh, NC

We are happy to announce that Edgerton Immigration Law has received a Tier 1 ranking for Immigration Law in Raleigh, North Carolina by U.S. News Best Lawyers-Best Law Firms 2019 edition.  The Best Law Firm ranking is based upon a rigorous evaluat… Read More
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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