July 21, 2017 admin No comments exist

Immigration is a heated issue at present and is a sensitive topic no matter where you might be located. Michigan recently conducted a study and found the impacts of immigration to demonstrate a POSITIVE effect on their economy promoted community sustainability. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/07/20/immigration-economy/103845598/

June 27, 2017 admin No comments exist

On June 26, 2017, the USCIS published a revised version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident Status. There is a 60-day grace period that the USCIS will accept the both the 01/17/17 and 06/26/17 editions of the form. Beginning August 25, 2017, the USCIS will only accept the revised version of the form….

June 13, 2017 admin No comments exist

Last week, the Trump administration discussed the idea of amnesty for potentially 1 million illegal immigrants, which includes some Central Americans who are currently on Temporary Protected Status, as well as “Dreamers” under President Obama’s DACA program. DHS Secretary, John Kelly, said he would keep protecting 780,000 Dreamers from deportation and urged Congress to solve…

May 4, 2017 admin No comments exist

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case involving false statements on citizenship application and whether thoe false statements can be used to revoke an individual’s citizenship. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any immigration matters, please contact our office. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/02/supreme-court-weighs-whether-lying-to-get-citizenship-can-justify-revoking-it.html

April 21, 2017 admin No comments exist

Our foreign exchange students should be aware that the U.S. Department of Education no longer recognizes ACICS as an accrediting agency. This has immediate impacts on F-1 Students and those under the English Language Study program. https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/certain-students-applying-english-language-study-and-24-month-stem-opt-extension-programs-affected-acics-loss-accreditation

April 20, 2017 admin No comments exist

The USCIS will be redesigning the look of Green Cards and Employment Documentation. All prior documents will still be accepted, so long as they have not yet expired. https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-will-issue-redesigned-green-cards-and-employment-authorization-documents?utm_source=homepagebanner&utm_campaign=gcredesign

April 17, 2017 admin No comments exist

The USCIS has announced that they have reached their statutory cap of 65,000 for the H-1B visa petitioners for the 2018 fiscal year. Over 119,000 petitions were submitted for the 2018 fiscal year. The USCIS will continue to accept petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-completes-h-1b-cap-random-selection-process-fy-2018