Can a work authorization card (EAD) holder start a new job after their EAD expires but within the 180-day extension of work authorization while their I-765 is pending?
QUESTION: I am in L-1A visa status and applied for extension. We also applied for an extension of my wife’s L-2 visa status and her work authorization (EAD). Her EAD … Continue reading →
Will traveling abroad before my Advance Parole is issued cause my application for Work Authorization to be denied?
QUESTION: I applied for Work Authorization (EAD) and Advance Parole along with my I-485 application. Will travel before the Parole is approved forfeit just my Parole application or will that … Continue reading →
Can I do anything to get USCIS to issue my Advance Parole travel document sooner?
QUESTION: I filed an I-485 with an application for employment authorization and advance parole based on my marriage with a U.S citizen. It has been five and half months, but … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
How long will it take to receive my work authorization card?
QUESTION: I have filed my I-485 green card application, along with an application for work authorization. I was fingerprinted by immigration last week. How long will it take to receive … Continue reading →
Additional update on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Guidelines
This update post is a little overdue, but I have been pretty busy in the past few days assisting client with the applications for consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood … Continue reading →
New Guidelines on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DHS has issued some additional information on the requirements and process for Deferred Action for undocumented youth (DREAMers), which they are officially calling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). I … Continue reading →