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 fraud. USCIS has also provided important information about the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B cap and […]

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 faced with the decision of whether to hire an immigration lawyer or attempt to handle the process themselves. In […]

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 students and U.S. educational institutions. It offers welcome clarity on several vital aspects, including employment authorization, change of status, and practical training […]

Introduction: In a recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Biden-Harris administration is ushering in a range of actions aimed at bolstering enforcement at the Southwest Border and streamlining the processing of work authorizations. These initiatives are coupled with the administration’s persistent calls for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reforms. The unfolding […]

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 DACA Final Rule unlawful, expanding its original injunction from July 16, 2021, to now cover this […]

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 asylum interview if you aren’t fluent in English or choose to conduct the interview in a […]

Are you planning a trip to the United States for work, travel, or family reasons? Unless you’re a citizen or eligible national of a Visa Waiver Program country, one of the first steps you’ll need to take is applying for a U.S. visa. While the process may seem daunting, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered! In […]

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 Public Charge Rule is blocked by a nationwide preliminary injunction. However, this new rule will seriously increase how many applicants […]

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 foreign citizen (alien) who is detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]