Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • DHS Issues Guidance on Implementation of DOMA Ruling

    The Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum today providing guidance on the implementation of the Supreme Court's ruling last week striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. DHS confirms that US citizens and legal permanent residents who are legally married to a foreign national may immediately file a petition for their same-sex spouse for an immigrant visa. DHS ...
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  • How to Prepare for the Increase in Government Worksite Audits

    According to FDNS, there are three types of site visits: Risk Assessment Program fraud study – these are a part of a joint program by USCIS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to gather and design profiles for potential fraud. H-1B applications are chosen randomly, post approval. Targeted site visits – these visits occur when fraud is suspected. The FDNS investigator physically visits the ...
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  • Rejection of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Applications (Form I-601A)

    USCIS issued a recent reminder to applicants for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Applications (Form I-601A) to make sure to include evidence that the applicant has paid the Immigrant Visa Application Fee to the U.S. Department of State (DOS). I-601A Waiver Applications that do not include the fee receipt issued by DOS will be rejected. USCIS has already rejected many of these applications ...
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