USCIS Unveils Enhanced Integrity Measures for the H-1B Program

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made significant announcements regarding the FY 2025 H-1B cap, introducing a final rule aimed at enhancing the integrity of the H-1B registration process and reducing the potential for…

The Benefits of Hiring an Immigration Lawyer vs. Going DIY

Immigrating to a new country is a life-changing decision that comes with its fair share of complexities and challenges. The process can be overwhelming, with countless forms, requirements, and legal nuances to navigate. Many individuals are…

USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for F and M Student Visa Classifications: A Comprehensive Overview

Introduction: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently issued an important update to the policy guidance for F and M student nonimmigrant classifications. This development is of significant interest to international…

Latest DACA Ruling: Understanding the Recent Changes and What They Mean for “Dreamers”

On September 13, 2023, a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas marked another pivotal moment in the ongoing saga surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The court found the…

Important Update: Changes in Interpreter Requirements for Affirmative Asylum Interviews Starting September 13, 2023

Introduction If you're an affirmative asylum applicant in the United States, there's an important change coming your way that you need to be aware of. Starting September 13, 2023, you'll be responsible for bringing your own interpreter to your…

Public Charge Update 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a massive rule change on October 15, 2019, that changes how officers will determine inadmissibility on the grounds of “public charge.” For the time being, enforcement of the…

Bond Hearing, Eligibility and Procedures at the Immigration Court

Eligibility Bond in the context of immigration law is the amount of money set by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Immigration Court as a condition to release a person from detention for an immigration court hearing later. A…

DOJ proposes rule to collect DNA samples from immigration detainees

The Department of Justice is proposing new regulations that would authorize Department of Homeland Security to collect DNA sample from foreign nationals who are arrested, charged , convicted, or detained under the authority of the United States.…

Trump Plans on Ending Birthright Citizenship for Some U.S. Babies

In another effort to deter immigration, President Trump seeks to eliminate birthright citizenship, a move which would challenge a 150-year-old standard set by the U.S. Constitution. In an interview with “Axios on HBO”, Trump said he would…