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 >

Attorney Nisha Fontaine Interviewed by Local News Channel to Comment on Immigration Options for Workers Involved in Local Federal Raids

11/2/2016 Written by SRW Lawyers

SRW Attorney Nisha Fontaine recently spoke to 7Eyewitness News about the federal raids on four Mexican restaurants in the Buffalo area which impacted several workers.  She confirmed that the outcome on each of these cases was specific to the workers’ individual facts, but various factors – such as family ties in the U.S. – would [...]Read More >

SRW Successful In Obtaining U.S. Passport After Satisfying Strict Requirements of INA §309(a)(3)

5/24/2016 Written by SRW Lawyers

A U.S. Citizen father approached us a few months ago after having his 18 year old biological son’s U.S. passport application denied by a U.S. Consulate overseas under INA §309 [Children Born out of Wedlock].   While the Consulate found most of the statutory requirements had been satisfied (DNA results confirming a biological relationship, proof of [...]Read More >

Article in French on TN and Our Services

12/11/2015 Written by SRW Lawyers

  December 11th, 2015 Was sent to Chambers of Commerce in Quebec. ____________________________________________________________________________________________      Read More >