Visa Bulletin – September 2019

The Department of State posted the visa bulletin for September today. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-september-2019.html  for the visa bulletin for September 2019. USCIS advised that it will accept adjustment of status petitions for employment-based adjustment of status petitions for September based upon…

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DHS to Extend TPS for Syria

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that conditions in Syria warrant continued Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country’s citizens.  Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan announced that the ongoing armed conflict and other extraordinary conditions that prompted Syria’s initial TPS designation continue to pose a serious threat to the personal…

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New STEM OPT Worksite Inspections

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched on-site inspections of the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment of certain F-1 trainees. The purpose of the inspections is to review employer…

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Visa Bulletin – August 2019

The Department of State posted the visa bulletin for August today. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-august-2019.html  for the visa bulletin for August 2019. USCIS advised that it will accept adjustment of status petitions for employment-based adjustment of status petitions for August based upon…

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Visa Bulletin – July 2019

The Department of State posted the visa bulletin for July today. See https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-july-2019.html  for the visa bulletin for July 2019. USCIS advised that it will accept adjustment of status petitions for employment-based adjustment of status petitions for July based upon…

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