Blog Posts in June, 2017

  • State Department issues Travel Ban Guidelines

    The State Department is putting new criteria in place for visa applicants from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and all refugees, requiring a close family or business tie to the United States. The announcement comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s Executive Order that had temporarily banned visas for citizens of the six mostly Muslim countries. ...
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  • USCIS to resume H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced it will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers on Monday, June 26, 2017 The Conrad 30 program addresses the shortage of qualified doctors in medically underserved areas and allows certain medical doctors to stay in the United ...
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  • Qualifying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an Obama-era protection for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Started in 2012, the program allows young immigrants to register, which defers eligibility for removal for a period of two years. During this time, registrants are also issued a work permit, which allows them to legally work in the U.S. Applicants may renew ...
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