Tag Archives: USCIS

Binational Same-Sex Couples can begin Immigration petitions NOW!

Binational Same-Sex Couples can begin Immigration petitions, following last week’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”).

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CSPA and USCIS Interpretation Problems

I was representing a client at her green card interview at USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) earlier this week.  With this client of mine, we had filed her I-130 visa petition before her I-485 green card adjustment of status application to preserve her rights under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).  During the course of the interview, it struck me as to how little some USCIS officers have a grasp of the law and how they are misinterpreting it.

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DHS Announces 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan and Designation for South Sudan

 

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Sudan for 18 months. She also designated the new Republic of South Sudan for TPS for 18 months. Both the extension and the new designation are effective Nov. 3, 2011, and will continue through May 2, 2013.

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EB-5: USCIS Announces “Entrepreneurs in Residence” Initiative

USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas has announced the “Entrepreneurs in Residence” Initiative.  This new innovative initiative will utilize industry expertise to strengthen USCIS policies and practices surrounding immigrant investors, entrepreneurs and workers with specialized skills, knowledge, or abilities.

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Federal officials shut down foreign investment program in El Monte

 

The federal government has shut down a program here that allowed foreign investors to obtain green cards in exchange for investing $500,000 in the El Monte Transit Village project, officials said Wednesday.

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OIG Releases Audit Report on H-1B Workers’ Use of Social Security Numbers

 

The Office of The Inspector General has released an audit report on H-1B Workers’ use of Social Security Numbers

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