There are 19 posts in the Dispatch category

EIG Dispatch | September 19, 2017

USCIS News: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing Service for H-1B Cap Cases / USCIS Adopts Final Action Dates Chart (Chart A) for Employment Based Green Cards DC Insights: Upcoming Closure of U.S./Tijuana Border Crossing Headlines: UK Requires Original Documents for Tier 2 and Tier 4 Applications in India Feature Story: FAQs on US Visa Interviews Latest USCIS News  USCIS Resumes Premium Processing […]

EIG Dispatch | September 12, 2017

Feature Story: Teachers Would Slip Through Cracks of New Immigration Plan Upcoming Webinar: “We Need To Talk: Catching Up On The Past Months Key Immigration Developments” USCIS News: USCIS Closes Offices Due to Hurricanes Harvey & Irma DC Insights: Government Funding Extended Headlines: Germany Gives New Options for Intra Company Transfer Status/  Modified Visitor Registration for Chennai/ UK Brexit- Draft Policy Paper […]

Special Alert: October 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

Today, the U.S. Department of State released the October 2017 Visa Bulletin. As predicted, EB-1 India and China will revert back to being current, and EB-2 Worldwide, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines will be current again with the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2017. In addition, the EB-3 China category will advance significantly, moving […]

EIG Dispatch | September 5, 2017

Feature Story: Trump Administration Rescinds DACA USCIS News: USCIS Offers Immigration Services for Hurricane Harvey DC Insights: J-1 Program May be Scaled Back / Congress in Session Headlines: Japan New Permanent Residency Guidelines Feature Story: Trump Administration Rescinds DACA – Current DACA Beneficiaries Must Now Look to Congress Today, the Trump administration, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced it is […]

Today the U.S. Takes a Step Backwards with Trump’s Move to End DACA

Today, the Trump administration fulfilled its campaign pledge to repeal DACA, allowing the President to make a grand gesture to his core supporters, at the expense of 800,000 children and young adults. During a press conference today at 11am EST, President Trump, through U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced that DACA will be rescinded, and […]

EIG Dispatch | August 29, 2017

USCIS News: USCIS Houston Closures / USCIS Prevailing Wage Challenges / AP Applications and International Travel DC Insights: U.S. Government Shutdown over Border Wall Funding / 9th Circuit Hears Arguments over Travel Ban Headlines: Thailand Introduces Smart Visa / Closures of U.S. Consulates for Eid-Al-Adha Feature Story: USCIS to Require in Person Interviews for Employment-Based Green Cards The Latest […]

USCIS to Require In-Person Interviews for Employment-Based Green Card Process Starting October 1

On Friday (August 25th), a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) spokesperson confirmed that, starting October 1, 2017, in-person interviews will be required for certain immigrants adjusting status from an employment-based visa (e.g.: H-1B, TN, L-1B) to that of a lawful permanent resident. Context This in-person interview requirement is not completely new. It is currently […]

EIG Dispatch | August 22, 2017

Op-Ed from the Desk of Robert Taylor DC Insights: NIV Visa Services in Russia Suspended / NAFTA Renegotiations / Rising H-1B Salaries / Senator Flake Op-Ed Feature Story: Continue to be Great DC Insights: What We Learned in the Past 7 Days U.S. Temporarily Suspending NIV Visa Services in Russia.  Beginning August 23, 2017, all nonimmigrant visa […]

EIG Dispatch | August 15, 2017

DC Insights: RAISE Act Unlikely to Become Law / DACA Turns 5 / USCIS Remains Without a Director Headlines: UK Travel: Save Time, Skip the Landing Card / New Zealand Modifies Skilled Migrant Scheme / Canada Start Up Visa / Qatar Expands Visa Waiver Program Feature Story: Visa Bulletin I-94 FAQs DC Insights: What We Learned in the […]

Special Alert: September 2017 Visa Bulletin Released

Today, the U.S. Department of State released the September 2017 Visa Bulletin. As reported in last month’s visa bulletin update, the cut-off dates imposed on the EB-2 Worldwide quota, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines categories remain in place, with expectations to go back to current in October 2017. Cut-off dates for EB-1 India and […]