USCIS released an updated policy manual regarding the Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. USCIS officers use Form I-693, Report of [...]
Scott legal was able to attend the fall American Immigration Lawyer Association Conference in London England in October. The conference covered a number of [...]
USCIS has updated a policy guidance clarifying the “married” and “living in marital union” requirements for applicants filing for spousal naturalization. In short, the [...]
Originally reported on July 10, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum which stated that USCIS will issue Notice to Appear (NTA) to any foreign [...]
On September 27, 2018, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, a FY 2019 appropriations bill funding several federal agencies and containing a continuing [...]
What Is a Congressional Inquiry? Can I Ask My Member of Congress to Submit a Congressional Inquiry about My Immigration Application?
Foreign nationals applying for a green card or another immigration benefit often seek help from their Members of Congress (MOCs) in the U.S. Senate [...]
We are looking for a person with 3+ years of office assistant and/or immigration paralegal experience to assist busy attorneys and our legal research [...]
The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is an employment based green card category based on a waiver of the job offer and the labor certification [...]
We are looking for an experienced business immigration associate. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of experience processing immigration petitions. [...]
Announced in the State Department’s August Visa Bulletin, Employment-Based Immigration: First Preference (EB-1) visa have retrogressed for all countries worldwide, except for Mainland China [...]
The EB-5 program, also known as the Million Dollar Green Card, allows investors to obtain a green card if they invest either $500,000 or [...]
The House of Representatives will vote on two broad immigration proposals on Thursday, neither of which are likely to pass. Below is a summary [...]
I Have Been Selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and Am in the United States. Should I Apply for Adjustment of Status with USCIS or Apply for a Green Card at the Consulate?
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 50,000 green cards available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are [...]
What is the U.S. Department of State’s 90-Day Rule Regarding Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation? What Activities Will Trigger the Application of the 90-Day Rule? Can I Get Married Immediately After Entering the U.S. on a Nonimmigrant Visa? Can I Change to a Different Nonimmigrant Status after Entering the U.S. on ESTA?
A visitor tells an immigration officer that he plans to spend time with his relatives to get a B-2 visa and enter the United [...]
What is a Crime of Moral Turpitude? Can I Be Deported for a Crime of Moral Turpitude? Will a Crime of Moral Turpitude Impact My Green Card?
“Crimes of Moral Turpitude” (CMT) is one of the most important legal concepts for anyone who has had run-ins with law enforcement and who [...]
Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bill and Immigration – What are the Immigration Changes in the Spending Bill? What are the EB-5 Changes in the Spending Bill?
On March 23, 2018, the Trump Administration signed the $1.3 trillion appropriations bill to keep the federal government open and funded through Fiscal Year [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is creating a new internal division to more rigorously police its own caseworkers. The division, called [...]
In a press release issued by the White House Press Security on February 6, 2018, Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to establish [...]
The White House’s new immigration framework, released on January 25, proposed significant changes to two legal immigration programs in addition to addressing the Deferred [...]
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Service Center Operations Directorate (USCIS SCOPS) confirmed that it is not anticipating any procedural changes for the [...]
If the government shuts down what is the impact on my immigration application? If Congress does not pass a new funding bill by Friday, [...]
USCIS announced on January 12, 2018 that it has resumed the renewal process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients. This decision [...]
On January 9, 2018, San Francisco based U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued an injunction order stating that safeguards against deportation will remain in [...]
On January 8, 2018, the Trump administration announced that it will end Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for the 200,000 Salvadorans who came to the [...]
Ian E. Scott sat on a Trade, Immigration and Innovation: Implications for Canadians in the US Panel at the Canadian Consular General Office in [...]
I was arrested for Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated, and I am not a U.S. citizen. What are the possible consequence of having a DUI or DWI on my immigration status?
An arrest for drunk driving, even one that does not lead to a conviction, can have a number of consequences on a person’s immigration [...]
We have developed a power point presentation on the key business immigration visas that a company can consider. We have conducted this presentation with [...]
The O-1B is an employment based nonimmigrant classification for artists who have garnered a high level of distinction in their field. Sometimes informally called [...]
I’m an immigrant and I’ve been arrested, will I be deported under President Trump’s Executive Actions? What can I do to protect myself from deportation after an arrest?
In his first week of office, President Trump signed several Executive Actions, among them three that directly relate to immigration. One order, Enhancing Public [...]
E-2 Change of Status Granted for Swedish National for Mobile Application Company at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
We just received an approval at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for a change from student status to E-2 status filed on behalf [...]
President Trump Bans Entry to the U.S. for Nationals of Seven Countries – How Will the Executive Order Impact Me?
At the end of the first week in office, President Trump signed an executive order that imposes a 90 day ban on foreign nationals [...]