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12 Days of Compliance: Status Changes

When it comes to employee status changes, there are a few immigration-related topics you could be referring to. First, this could be a small change in your existing employee’s position, responsibility or work location. Or, you could be talking about a more dramatic change from one visa classification to another or an extension of stay.

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AILA Reports Increased Administrative Processing for Petition-Based Cases

Recent information published by AILA indicates that there has been an increase in reports of petition-based cases put into Administrative Processing [221 (g)] because the petition/approval notice is not entered into the Petition Information Management System (PIMS) – a computer database that U.S consulates around the world can access to see details of visa applications

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7 Ways to Spot Online Immigration Fraud

As any U.S. immigrant already knows, U.S. immigration laws are complex, expansive, and constantly changing. In general, immigrants are at a heightened disadvantage in seeking legal assistance because of their lack of familiarity with U.S. customs, language, and laws. And despite U.S. immigrants’ best efforts to complete the visa process properly, thousands fall victim to

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A Brief History of USCIS

Did you know that USCIS officially took over immigration service duties of the federal government only on March 1, 2003? On that date, USCIS was formed to “enhance the security and improve the efficiency of national immigration services by exclusively focusing on the administration of benefit applications.” (http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/our-history)  In addition to USCIS, you have probably

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