F-1 student “Cap-gap” only valid through Sep. 30

F-1 student “Cap-gap” only valid through Sep. 30 If you are in F-1 status and have a pending cap-gap H-1B petition, stop working; continuing to work risks your lawful presence in the U.S. Here’s why: The F-1 student “cap-gap” expired on Sep. 30, meaning that if you have a pending …

Homeland Security will begin issuing Notices to Appear for certain immigration cases

Homeland Security will begin issuing Notices to Appear for certain immigration cases The Department of Homeland Security will begin issuing Notices to Appear (NTA) in certain immigrant visa petitions including but not limited to Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change …

45,000 to become U.S. Citizens in recognition of Constitution and Citizenship Day

Happy U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day! The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is celebrating Constitution day by hosting over 260 naturalization ceremonies around the nation from Sep. 14 to Sep. 23, welcoming approximately 45,000 lawful permanent residents as new official U.S. citizens. According to USCIS, there has been …

U.S. Immigration Opens More Opportunities for New Zealand Businesspeople and Investors

On Aug. 1, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan bill S. 2245, “Knowledgeable Innovators and Worth Investors Act” (KIWI Act), into law, allowing New Zealand nationals to enter the U.S. under the E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor visas. This is a big step in business relations between …

Your Resource for Quick 8-Minute Immigration Overviews

U.S. immigration is currently going through one of the most difficult times in recent U.S. history, featuring new zero-tolerance policies and extreme vetting. Thankfully, resources like the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a national non-profit association consisting of immigration attorneys and law professors, can help you keep up with hot …