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June 2017 Visa Bulletin

The June 2017 Visa Bulletin has been released, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart copied below. The Dates for Filing chart published in the State Department’s June Visa Bulletin will not apply. Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action

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May 2017 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its May 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing modest advancement for China EB-2 and EB-3 categories. HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE APRIL VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS. View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here. Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications EB-2: China advances seven months to October 1, 2013; India retrogresses by two and a half

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USCIS considers raising H-1B, green card filing fees

Every two years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reviews its Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA). In fiscal year 2015, IEFA funded 94 percent of the agency’s initiatives, showing a heavy reliance on the account.

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Federal Judges Block President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Federal judges in Hawaii and in Maryland issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban. This ruling means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen)  and refugees will be able to travel to the United States. According to the Washington Post, “U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson

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March 2017 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its March 2017 Visa Bulletin, showing that priority cutoff dates for China EB-2, India EB-2 and most EB-3 categories will slightly advance next month. HERE’S A BREAKDOWN OF THE March VISA BULLETIN FOR EMPLOYMENT-BASED CHARTS. View the family-based Visa Bulletin charts here.   Month-to-Month Changes for Employment-Based Visa Applications No changes

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