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Expedited Naturalization Under INA §319(b)

8/12/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

Last week, I had the privilege of watching my client, a Thai national, become a U.S. citizen. She was administratively sworn in at the USCIS Buffalo Office by the Field Director after being approved for expedited naturalization under INA §319(b). She walked into the USCIS Buffalo Office as a conditional lawful permanent resident and about [...]Read More >

USCIS Publishes More Info on H-4 Work Authorization

5/21/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

USCIS has released the following information on the new rule allowing employment authorization for certain H-4 visa holders: • Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Web page • Frequently Asked Questions Eligible H-4 visa holders may not apply for employment authorization under this rule until May 26, 2015. If a Form I-765 is filed [...]Read More >

Report Shows Difficulty of Obtaining L-1B Visas

3/19/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

A new report sheds light on how difficult it is to obtain an L-1B visa lately. (The L-1B visa is used to transfer workers with “specialized knowledge” from a company’s foreign office to its U.S. affiliate.) A National Foundation for American Policy report has found that the USCIS denial rate for L-1B visa petitions has increased [...]Read More >

Certain Spouses of H-1B Holders Authorized to Work

2/27/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

In a recent article published by the Society for Human Resource Management, SRW attorney Andrew M. Wilson was quoted expressing his support for the executive action authorizing spouses of H-1B holders to work: “I know of H-1B individuals who have left employment to return home because of this issue, as well as individuals who decided [...]Read More >

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

2/26/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

The long awaited work authorization eligibility has finally come for some H-4 dependent spouses. CIS announced today that effective May 26, 2015, they are extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent [...]Read More >