We just had an I-140 approval with USCIS for a professional position. The company is a financial services staffing company and the beneficiary is a [...]
We just had an I-140 approval with USCIS for a professional position. The company is a recruitment company and the beneficiary is a senior recruiter. We [...]
In the newly released December visa bulletin, EB-2 and EB-3 visas for most countries have been restored to current after being regressed for a [...]
We just had a green card approval for an EB-2 National Interest Waiver applicant. The green card was granted without an interview, as the [...]
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 [...]