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October 2020

Immigration

I am a legal permanent resident with parents who would like to visit me and my family. We want to know if it is true that my parents will be denied entry to the US on a tourist visa if they refuse to allow immigration authorities to search their electronic devices such as their phones and computer laptops?

Although the state of the law regarding the extent of authority an immigration officer, “CBP officer” has to search electronic devices such as a cell phone or laptop is unclear and pending litigation in US courts, the short answer is…
October 20, 2020
Immigration

The October Visa Bulletin showed that green cards are available in the EB-3 category sooner than in the EB-2 category. I have an approved I-140 petition in the EB-2 category. Can I “downgrade” to an EB-3 to take advantage of the availability of visas?

As explained in a separate blog post found here, the October 2020 Visa Bulletin generally saw significant forward movement on visa availability. The October Bulletin also showed that lower-preference employment categories (for example, the EB-3 category) are able to receive…
October 12, 2020
ImmigrationNews

The October 2020 Visa Bulletin

What is the Visa Bulletin? The U.S. government provides the Visa Bulletin to keep track of visa numbers and to give you a tool to determine when you can file your green card petition and when it can be approved.…
October 8, 2020
News

Judge Blocks USCIS Application Fee Increase

California District Court Judge White has blocked the Department of Homeland Security’s fee increase, originally slated to take effect on October 2, 2020. The October 2 fee increase would have significantly increased the costs for most employment-based applications and other…
October 5, 2020