The Public Benefits: Two Prestigious Ranking Services Say Several Members of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers Are Top Global Mobility Attorneys

3/24/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

Two of the leading peer-reviewed journals confirmed last week that members of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, garnered the lion’s share of top immigration lawyer rankings, and are head and shoulders above virtually all their peers in the global mobility bar. These affirmations of quality help potential and current clients readily recognize exceptionally [...]Read More >

New Travel Ban Announcement

3/7/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

A new travel ban has been announced. The focus is to be on nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. According to AILA (AILA Doc. No. 17030601), the announcement reads: “For the next 90 days, foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen who are outside the United States on the [...]Read More >

USCIS To Suspend Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Starting April 3

3/7/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting April 3, 2017, the agency will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. The suspension may last up to 6 months. While H-1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for a Form [...]Read More >

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: 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 >