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H 1B Visa FAQ
Can an H-1B alien intend to immigrate permanently to the U.S.? Can an H-1B alien travel outside the U.S.? How do you apply for an HB1 Visa? How long can an alien be in H-1B status? If my company is acquired by another company, do I have to file for an amended H-1B? Must an H-1B alien be working at all ... Read more

A Waiting Game: The Uncertainty of Immigration
About one million people immigrate to the US legally each year. That's not enough to admit everyone who wants in. The wait to immigrate can last more than a decade. Are there ways to be admitted legally faster that can lead to immigrant status down the line? Quotas and restrictions limit and delay immigrant ... Read more

Name Check Processing Delays Citizenship
What's in a name? Hundreds of immigrants had their applications for citizenship put on hold while federal authorities performed "name checks" before passing their applications. Immigrants from the Los Angeles area reached a settlement over these delays. Settlement Over Citizenship Application Delays ... Read more

Keeping Immigrant Families Together
The road to a green card is now less burdensome for some spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens. TAn executive order signed by President Barack Obama allows some undocumented immigrants who are applying for green cards to remain in the United States during most of this process. The new rules ... Read more

To be able to vote, hold public office or serve on a jury, a person must be a United States citizen. Living in the US doesn't automatically make someone an American citizen. Residents of the US can have the status of aliens, nationals or citizens. Aliens are people who have left a foreign country to ... Read more

Our Articles on Recent BIA Precedent Decisions

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is the highest administrative body for interpreting immigration laws. Although most of the Board’s decisions are not for precedent, the Board periodically ... Read more

Which Mexican Visa is Right for You?

When you do NOT want to seek permanent residence in Mexico For Vacations and Casual Trips to Mexico:Simply fill out and use the visitors visa permit, available from the airline you travel with, or a ... Read more

FERS & CSRS Disability Retirement: The disservice of an ivory-tower predilection

If everything is bosh, then why care at all? The swing of the historical pendulum will always revert to self-correct the excesses of a previous generation, and thus was deconstruction merely a natur ... Read more

USCIS Receipt Numbers

When the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives an application or petition, it assigns it a 13-character USCIS receipt number on the Form I-797C, Notice of Action. The USC ... Read more

H2B Cap Count Through February 1, 2016

The H2B non-agricultural temporary worker program has a statutory cap under section 214(g)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 66,000 H2B visas per fiscal year. 33,000 H2B visa numbe ... Read more

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