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Diversity Lottery 2018 now open with new countries eligible

Diversity Visa Program for 2018: Eligibility and Application Process The US Department of State will accept applications for the Diversity Visa program on October 4, 2016 The Diversity Visa program provides 50,000 visas for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. Eligibility […]

Refugees Coming to the US Already Undergo Thorough Screening

Refugees traveling to the United States are some of the most thoroughly vetted people to enter the United States. There has been much discussion in the news recently about admitting Syrian refugees to the United States. However, many people do not know the process refugees must endure before they may enter this country. Entrance is not immediate […]

Technology Makes Old Immigration Quota Limits Obsolete

New Technology Makes Old Immigration Quota Limits Obsolete United States immigration policies have not changed much since 1990. However, technology has since changed the world to the point of making the current quota system obsolete. In 1990, when the current immigration system was set up, the Internet was available to technicians only, and it was not known how […]

Time to Apply for 2017 Visa Lottery!

Diversity Visa Program for 2017: Eligibility and Application Process The US Department of State began accepting applications for the Diversity Visa program on October 1, 2015. The Diversity Visa program provides 50,000 visas for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. Eligibility […]

TPS designated for Yemen

On September 3, 2015, the US Department of Homeland Security has designated the Republic of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the period of September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017. This designation allows nationals of Yemen (and aliens who have no nationality but who last habitually resided in Yemen) who have continuously resided […]

Time to Register for TPS for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Extended

Today the Department of Homeland Security announced that it has extended the initial registration period deadline until August 18, 2015. This registration deadline applies to nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (Previously, the deadline for nationals of Guinea was May 27, 2015.) TPS was established for nationals of these countries because of the Ebola […]

TPS desiganted for Nepal

Nepali citizens who are in the United States as of June 24, 2015 are eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Nepali citizens may be granted up to 18 months of TPS if they satisfy all eligibility criteria.. This includes demonstrating that they have been both […]

Same sex marriage case approved by Columbus, Ohio office

Today I attended my fourth same-sex marriage based interview at the Columbus, Ohio USCIS office . I am pleased to report again that the USCIS officer who interviewed my clients was very professional and treated my clients respectfully. My clients were treated the same way this officer treats couples in traditional marriages. For a couple of […]

New H-1B season for FY 2016 opened and closed in 5 busines days

The Federal government works on a fiscal year basis, with the fiscal year starting on October 1 of each year. The next fiscal year (2016) runs from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  Each fiscal year, new allotments of immigrant and non-immigrant visas become available. One highly coveted non-immigrant visa is the H-1B visa. […]

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Revitalize the Local Economy & Invest in America

Small businesses in the U.S. are becoming increasingly owned by immigrants into the United States, no matter the type of business. These businesses are helping to revitalize the economy as the recession has finally begun to slow and the economy is beginning to rebound. While most of these businesses are single-location businesses that do not […]

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