Featured in Voyage Chicago

Lisa Scott and Scott Global Migration Law Group were featured in this article by Voyage Chicago:   Meet Lisa Scott of Scott Global Migration Law Group in Lincoln Park Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Scott. Lisa, please share your story with us. How did you get to …

DV Lottery to Begin Again

  Due to a technical issue, the DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3 has been closed. Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry. The technical issue has been resolved and a new …

One Form for EAD and SSN

From USCIS: “Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single form – the updated Form I-765, Application for …

Sudan Temporary Protective Status Ends 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Sudan will end November 2, 2018.   Current TPS beneficiaries are able to re-register for a new or extended employment authorization document (EAD). However, all benefits will expire by November 2018. Beneficiaries with another immigration status along …

DHS Announces Possible Interviews for Applicants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that all applicants for Employment-Based permanent residence will be interviewed by DHS before adjudication of their applications for permanent residence. Applicants for change of visa status may also be interviewed by DHS before adjudication if their applications. An official announcement is expected soon.

USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

Release Date: July 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Additionally, there is an annual “master’s cap” of 20,000 petitions filed for beneficiaries …