Monthly Archives: June 2008

PERM DELAYS

Lawyers are reporting that some audited PERM cases have been pending for almost a year.  Moreover, the DOL recently announced that it would be auditing all PERM cases filed by the nation’s largest immigration firm.  This diversion of resources will … Continue reading

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USCIS ACTING DIRECTOR ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT CASE PROCESSING

According to a DHS Leadership Blog entry posted by Acting Director Scharfen:  “After visiting local USCIS offices around the country and reviewing our current production statistics, I am confident USCIS will beat our projected 13- to 15-month processing estimate for completing … Continue reading

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USCIS ISSUES FACT SHEET ON IRAQI REFUGEE PROCESSING

The USCIS issued a Fact Sheet on Iraqi Refugee Processing.

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RECENT IMMIGRANT TEEN ADMITTED TO SEVEN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

According to an article on msnbc.com, a  “New York teenager, who emigrated from Poland only five years ago, applied to seven Ivy League schools — and was accepted by every one of them.” Great story.  However, imagine the geniuses of … Continue reading

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NEW USCIS FACT SHEET REGARDING TWO-YEAR EADs

The USCIS has issued a new Fact Sheet (Q&A) that states that the new two-year EADs are limited to certain individuals who have applied for legal permanent resident status.

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USCIS TO OFFER PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR CERTAIN I-140 PETITIONS

According to a USCIS Update: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that on June 16, 2008, it will begin accepting Premium Processing Service requests for Forms I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) filed on behalf of certain alien … Continue reading

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JULY 2008 VISA BULLETIN

The DOS has released the July 2008 Visa Bulletin. The Employment-Based third preference category (EB-3) is Unavailable for all countries.

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TRUE IMMIGRANT STORIES

According to an interesting article on boston.com:  “Traditionally, marriage to a US citizen is one of the easiest ways for immigrants to gain legal residency. But now it can be an uphill battle, even for legitimate couples with children, mortgages, … Continue reading

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USCIS CENTRALIZES INITIAL NATURALIZATION PROCESSING

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it has centralized initial processing of all applications for naturalization (Form-400) at its National Benefits Center in Missouri. This change is part of the USCIS initiative … Continue reading

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USCIS CLARIFIES LANGUAGE IN FORM I-751 TRANSFER NOTICES SENT TO PETITIONERS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today it will revise language in transfer notices received by petitioners who filed a Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. The current notice includes language that may … Continue reading

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