Archive for January, 2017

Consequences Arising from the President’s Executive Order on Immigration

1/30/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nation” which became effective immediately.  Over the course of the last two days, the EO has resulted in uncertainty, fear, litigation and support for the immigrant community. Below are some of the highlights that we believe [...]Read More >

Will Federal Hiring Freeze Worsen USCIS Processing Times

1/24/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

President Trump initiated a federal employee hiring freeze. See: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3404987-Trump2017hiringfreeze-Mem-Rel-3.html The freeze applies to all federal agencies (except military), regardless of their source of funding. This therefore applies to a user-funded program such as filings with USCIS. We will see if this effects processing times at USCIS Service Centers.Read More >

ABIL Welcomes New Immigration Decision for National Interest Waiver Green Card Applicants

1/13/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently issued a precedent decision called Matter of Dhanasar that revises and expands the grounds for obtaining a green card in the national interest waiver category. This decision supersedes a previous 1998 decision. See ABIL’s press release on this new decision: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13981684.htmRead More >