US-VISIT Article

US-VISIT Program Expanded to Lawful Permanent Residents DHS has recently published a rule which will expand its US-VISIT requirements to Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States . US-VISIT is a DHS program whereby biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) are taken as part of the visa application process and upon entry into ...Read More

USCIS Removes 10-Year Limit on Maximum Stay for P-1 Foreign Athletes

The regulations governing foreign athletes playing in the United States under a P-1 visa were previously interpreted as restricting the amount of their playing time to no more then 10 years. However,on March 9, 2009, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new policy memo, which enables foreign athletes to continue ...Read More

J-1 Entry Cut-Off Date Extended for International Medical Graduates to Qualify for “Conrad 30” Waiver

Public Law 111-9, signed by President Obama on March 20, 2009, extends the date by which international medical graduates have to have been granted J-1 nonimmigrant status in order to later qualify for the "Conrad 30" program to September 30, 2009. (Before this latest extension was granted, the most recent sunset date for qualifying J-1 ...Read More

Legislative Update

Legislative Update On August 21, President Obama and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano met with immigration advocates, faith leaders, labor, business and law enforcement officials at the White House to discuss moving forward with a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year.  While the President commended Sens.Charles Schumer's (D-NY) and Harry ...Read More

USCIS is Conducting H-1B Site Visits!

USCIS IS CONDUCTING H-1B SITE VISITS! U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has commenced deploying contract inspectors to perform thousands of on site inspections of petitioning employers who have sponsored H-1B specialty occupation visa employees.  The inspection program is funded through the mandatory $500 "Anti-Fraud" Fee, one of ...Read More

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