EB-1 India & China Retrogression for April 2018

By: Gladys V. Gervacio What Employers and Employees Should Know The EB-1 category for India and China will retrogress in April 2018. Effective April 1, 2018, the cutoff for employment-based first preference (EB-1) for India and China is January 1, 2012. Employment based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA – mainland born EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA […]
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What to Expect: Employment-Based Adjustment of Status (AOS) Interview

By: Melissa Chan As of October 2, 2017, certain foreign nationals and their dependents are required to interview with USCIS before adjusting status to an employment-based green card. These interviews are required for EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 green card categories. Once a Form I-485 has been filed for the foreign national, they will receive a notice in […]
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New Rule Effective Jan. 17 Affecting Form I-9 Completion for Certain Employees

On Jan. 17, 2017, a new rule, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” amending DHS regulations went into effect.  The regulatory amendments provide for the automatic extension of the validity periods of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766) for up to 180 days if the employee: […]
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Executive Orders Released by President Trump

By: Jalpa Shah and Phani Bobba Since taking the White House on January 20, President Trump has released several Executive Orders.  Please see below a summary and analysis of the Executive Orders already issued and   Executive Orders already drafted and released by the President. Immigration Related Executive Orders On a late Friday night of January […]
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Employment-Based Immigration: First Preference (EB-1)

There are five total preference categories for employment-based permanent residence, ranked based on the foreign national’s qualifications. First Preference (EB-1) is generally processed the fastest of the five categories. However, there may be delays due to country of origin, and US government backlogs. First Preference (EB-1) has an annual cap of 40,000, or 28.6% of the total […]
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