Resumption of Global Travel During the Covid 19 Pandemic

Resumption of Global Travel During the Covid 19 Pandemic

President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation on October, 25, 2021 titled ““A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. This will end travel restrictions that have previously been in place on...
Important: H-1B Visa Updates

Important: H-1B Visa Updates

Due to a new policy change, individuals who have applied for change of status (COS) to F-1 will no longer be required to extend their nonimmigrant status because a COS to F-1 will now be effective on the day of their COS approval. But what does that mean for students...
Recent changes to the DACA Program

Recent changes to the DACA Program

Special thanks to AILA member Steve Yale-Loehr for drafting this update. On July 16, 2021, Texas federal district Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it created the deferred...

Immigrant Visa Processing Delays

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most U.S. embassies and consulates are still not operating at full capacity. A significant backlog of Immigrant Visas has been created. Please Review the AILA Release below for more information! Consult with The Immigration Law Offices of...

Be Aware of Delays in Immigration Receipt Notices

While some people have received their receipts for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status; Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers; and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (EAD), it is not unusual to have to...
Traveling for Permanent Residents during Pandemic Times

Traveling for Permanent Residents during Pandemic Times

During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions can change quickly for both lawful permanent residents and others seeking to enter or return to the United States. Please see the document below for information about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...
Form I-944 Public Charge Update: Declaration of Self-Sufficiency

Form I-944 Public Charge Update: Declaration of Self-Sufficiency

Important Facts You Need to Know Form I-944, or the Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, is a complex step recently introduced to the green card application process. The form, in short, requires additional information and documentation to be submitted along with a green...

DACA Stays in Place

From Huffpost today:  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will remain in place, keeping nearly 650,000 undocumented young people safe from deportation, thanks to a ruling on Thursday by the Supreme Court. The court ruled that President Donald...
Understanding Liberian Refugee Immigration Provision

Understanding Liberian Refugee Immigration Provision

New policies in the U.S. immigration system have now made it possible for qualifying Liberian immigrants to apply for a green card and begin their path to permanent U.S. residency. As North Carolina’s premier immigration lawyers, we’re uniquely qualified to assist...
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