Tag Archives: Employment Immigration

USCIS Immigrant Fee Process Now Much Easier!

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have been informed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that they have now simplified the process for paying the required USCIS Immigrant Fee. The new changes result in a reduction of the information an immigrant must provide to USCIS and a much simpler payment process. In response to […]

I am on an TN visa, why do I have to change to H-1B for my green card application?

Several clients have called to ask me if they can apply for the green card while being on a TN visa status and working in the United States. TN visa status are given to Canadians and Mexican citizens working in the United States under the NAFTA agreement.  The rumor on the internet is that a […]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles eagerly await the release of each new month’s visa bulletin. The visa bulletin is a monthly report that shows movement in available visa numbers and these updates can greatly benefit our clients. The August 2014 visa bulletin indicates little movement and changes to available visa numbers from July’s visa numbers. There […]

Obama’s Proposed Legislation on Immigration to the United States

A bipartisan group of senators has presented a proposal for overhauling the US immigration system. The proposal includes new border security, more stringent checks on immigrants with visas, and programs to help businesses verify the legal status of their employees.  President Obama has submitted his own immigration reform proposal which would allow illegal immigrants to […]

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USCIS Begins Transition to Centralized Policy Manual

Resource designed to enhance consistency and efficiency of immigration adjudications WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today began the agency’s transition toward an online, centralized manual of immigration policies by releasing the first volume of the new USCIS Policy Manual– the Citizenship and Naturalization volume. Today’s release follows an unprecedented, agency-wide review of USCIS policies […]

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America is a Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

AOL co-founder Steve Case brought an important message to the National Strategy Session on Immigration in Washington, D.C. this week: America is a start-up nation. Over the last 200 years, America has built the most dynamic economy in the world through the hard work and innovation of its entrepreneurs. Just like a start-up, America owes […]