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 >

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: More >