Changes to USCIS Mission Statement – “Nation of Immigrants” Removed from Agency’s Mission

2/28/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

This past Thursday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated mission statement omitting a line that described America as “a nation of immigrants,” among other changes. The previous mission statement, which was adopted in 2005, read: “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our […]Read More >

SRW Successful in Helping LPR Retain Status after Prolonged Absence from U.S.

5/15/2017 Written by SRW Lawyers

  Our client, an Indian citizen and lawful permanent resident of the U.S., recently came to us with the following facts: She had abruptly left the U.S. about 4.5 years ago and had not entered the U.S. since that time.  She had a lawful permanent resident husband who was in possession of a valid re-entry […]Read More >

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 >