H-1B Denials on the Rise Under the Trump Administration

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has taken a firm stance on immigration; President Trump’s campaign rhetoric about building a wall along the Mexican/American border continues to be controversial, and his zero-tolerance approach to immigration policies have resulted in tragic events like families being separated at the border. However, …

How to Determine When Your Immigration Petition or Application will be Processed

New automated pilot methodology It’s a common and frustrating issue when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gives you an estimated processing time for your immigration petition/application and it ends up being several months off. Inconsistent filing times are inconvenient for applicants who are planning to travel outside the …

Supreme Court on INA Crimes of Violence

On April 17, 2018, in Sessions v. Dimaya, the United States Supreme Court held a portion of the INA’s crime-based removal provision was unconstitutionally vague. The INA virtually guarantees deportation of any non-citizen convicted of an aggravated felony. A “crime of violence” is listed among those included offenses. In holding the INA’s definition of a …