Immigration Lawyer Ari Sauer – The Immigration Answer Man

Memphis immigration lawyer Ari Sauer provides news and information on US immigration law.

DHS extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador through March 9, 2018

DHS has extended eligibility for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for national of El Salvador for an additional 18 months through March 9, 2018. Nationals of El Salvador who currently have TPS status … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Info on updates to the STEM OPT Rule

The Department of Homeland Security has issued updates to the regulations on extensions of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for foreign nationals on student visas with STEM degrees. The new rules … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Info on regulation changes proposed by USCIS for Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

On December 30, 2015, USCIS published proposed regulation changes entitled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.” This is just the proposed … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

How can I get another copy of my petition approval notice?

QUESTION: My dad applied for an I-130 relative petition for me in 2013. After following up with USCIS, we just learned that it was approved in February of 2015. But … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

If a US green card holder gives up their green card, can they apply for a visitor visa?

QUESTION: If a green card holder living outside the US no longer wishes to pursue getting his/her American citizenship – can he/she let go of the green card and apply … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Will the government go after the I-864 sponsor if an immigrant signs up for ObamaCare?

QUESTION: I signed an I-864 Affidavit of Support when my wife became a Permanent Resident. She has since signed up for ObamaCare. I was told that if she gets government … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

I am unable to read and write in my native language. Do I still have to be able to read and write English when I apply for US citizenship?

QUESTION: When I apply for naturalization, to become a US citizen, can I get a waiver of the requirement to read and write English based on the fact that I am unable to … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Available for Nationals of Yemen

DHS has designated the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017. Nationals from Yemen who have continuously resided … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is Extended through July 22, 2017

DHS has extended eligibility for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians for an additional 18 months. Haitians who currently have TPS status must re-register by October 26, 2015. Applicants can … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015

By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin lists … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment
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