USCIS InfoPass Pilot Program Complicates Scheduling Process

7/3/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

A pilot program launched by USCIS is aimed at changing the InfoPass scheduling process. If these changes are ultimately implemented, it will make it increasingly difficult to interface with a USCIS officer. As background, InfoPass is a free online service offered by USCIS that allows you to schedule your own appointment with a USCIS immigration […]Read More >

Longer Processing Times Prompt USCIS to Update Policy

6/12/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

Conditional green card holders, take note: if you are applying for removal of conditions, USCIS has issued a policy change that will affect you. Petitioners filing Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence) or Form I-829 (Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status) will be sent a Form I-797 receipt notice […]Read More >

Policy Alert: USCIS Changes Requirements for Children Born to Unmarried Parents Outside the U.S. to Acquire Citizenship

4/20/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

On April 18th, USCIS released policy guidance clarifying the requirements for children born to unmarried parents outside of the United States to acquire U.S. citizenship.  Specifically, the changes affect sections 301 and 309 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), and address the following two issues: Changes to physical presence requirements in acquisition of citizenship […]Read More >

Controversial “Pre-Clearance Act” Expands Power of American Border Guards on Canadian Soil

3/29/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

A controversial Canadian bill that expands the powers of U.S. border officers working in pre-clearance zones on Canadian soil was recently given Royal Assent and is set to become law. Championed by Canada’s centrist Liberal Party, Bill C-23—commonly referred to as the Pre-Clearance Act—has been criticized as overly broad, with the potential to open the […]Read More >

ABIL Attorneys Release H-1B Tips for Employers

3/29/2018 Written by SRW Lawyers

The H-1B filing season starts April 2, 2018. Attorneys from the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers offer tips for employers aiming for success in the H-1B lottery. On April 2, employers can start filing H-1B temporary visa petitions for foreign professionals for work starting October 1, 2018. The law limits new H-1B visa numbers to […]Read More >