The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently published a new rule, effective July 17, 2017, which adds new provisions regarding the use of parole on a case-by-case basis with respect to entrepreneurs of start-up entities who can demonstrate that they will provide a significant public benefit to the United States. In the U.S. immigration […]

Business immigration to the United States is frequently associated with the EB-5 investor visa program, which allows foreign investors to obtain a Green Card by investing at least $1 million (or $500,000 in highly unemployed or rural areas) in U.S. commercial enterprises linked with regional centers approved by USCIS.   While the EB-5 investor visa might […]

Today, President Obama announced highly and long anticipated executive action on immigration. While it doesn’t substitute for immigration reform, it will certainly provides huge relief for many immigrants and their families who live in constant fear of being deported. The main purpose of this executive action is to prevent the deportation of immigrants who came […]

In a video posted on Facebook as well as on the White House website, President Obama announced his plans to address the nation on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8 pm ET. In his address, President Obama is expected to roll out new executive orders that could potentially grant legal status to millions of illegal […]

Pressure is building up on President Obama, thanks to a letter from various Republicans in the House which recommends that he be prevented from taking any kind of unilateral decision on immigration. The letter, organized by Matt Salmon, a Republican Representative from Arizona, hints at combined decision making on immigration policy, as opposed to decisions […]

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration is looking at the bases on which it might possibly choose illegal immigrants in the country who could be protected from deportation. The main criteria are reported to be the minimum duration which they have spent in the country, and existing ties with family members legally […]

The White House has clarified about the new federal contract originating from the Homeland Security Department which sought a veritable 34 million residency cards and work permits for immigrants over the ensuing 5 years, as largely preparatory in nature. In other words, the contract does not point towards any definite plans on the part of […]

On Monday, state Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced a bill that aims at giving almost the same benefits to illegal and non-citizen immigrants residing in the State of New York as the ones enjoyed by U.S. citizens.  If passed, this bill will allow undocumented and non-citizen New Yorkers to obtain state driver and professional licenses, participate in state and municipal elections, and apply […]

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important immigration-related decision.  In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osario, the Court deferred to the Board of Immigration Appeals’  (BIA) interpretation of immigration law with regard to certain aliens who lost their immigration benefits because they “aged out” of their immigration status while waiting in the queue for an […]

Starting today, USCIS will accept renewal applications from individuals who currently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. USCIS will also continue to accept new applications from those who have not previously enrolled in the program. “Despite the acrimony and partisanship that now exists in Washington, almost all of us agree that a […]