November

Blog Posts in November, 2013

  • USCIS Issues New Guidelines on Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Marriages

    USCIS released new guidelines for legally married same-sex couples in the wake of the US Supreme Court's Windsor decision holding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. USCIS will review immigrant visa petitions on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as an opposite-sex spouse. U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may immediately file a Form I-130 immigrant visa ...
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  • Department of Labor No Longer Has Access to Employer Application Records Beyond Retention Period of Five Years

    The Department of Labor announced on October 30, 2013 that as of October 25, 2013, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) no longer has access to employer application records that are beyond the retention period of five (5) years from the date a final determination was issued and stored in the OFLC Permanent Backlog System (PBLS). The PBLS system, which was previously used by the OFLC ...
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