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I-485 Adjustment of Status and Priority Date Information

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about I-485 Adjustment of Status and I-485 priority date information. When can I file my I-485 Adjustment of Status? You can file your I-485 Adjustment of Status (even simultaneously with the I-140 petition) as long as your I-485 priority date is current. What is my I-485

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August 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin

The August 2017 USCIS Visa Bulletin has been released. As a reminder, the USCIS announced that in July it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart. Final Action Dates for Family-Sponsored Adjustment of Status Application: Final Action Dates for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications:   New Visa Bulletin Charts

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USCIS Visa Bulletin: July 2017

The USCIS Visa Bulletin for July 2017 has been released. As a reminder, the USCIS announced that in July it will only accept employment-based adjustment-of-status applications based on the Application Final Action Dates chart. The Dates for Filing chart published in the State Department’s July Visa Bulletin will not apply. Employment-based immigrants must follow the Application Final Action

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Green Card Sponsorship as a Tool to Attract Talent

The benefits of a global workforce are irrefutable and using immigration-related perks like green card sponsorship can go a long way. Yes, finding the best talent often means expanding the size of the talent pool, but thinking globally also helps increase your organization’s relevancy. And, to be relevant, you need to be able to offer

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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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EB-5 Visa: What Is It and How Might It Change?

Immigration seems to be a featured story in almost every news cycle. Recently, the EB-5 visa has been making headlines, especially in relation to the Kushner Companies use of this visa. We’ve put together a quick overview of what an EB-5 visa is and what potential changes might be coming down the line, either from

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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 MAY 2017 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

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USCIS Launches Regional Center Compliance for EB-5 Program

On March 21, 2017, the USCIS launched its EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Audit Program (Audit Program). Under this program, USCIS will collect case-specific data as part of a compliance audit as a way to verify application information. According to the National Law Review’s analysis of this announcement, there appears to be two aspects to the

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