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Registration for 2021 Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Now Open

USA - October 7 2019 The U.S. Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2021 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. As in past years, the DV…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Erin Jones Bermeo, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Clémentine de Guillebon, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer, Michael J. Zimmerman

Federal court strikes down STEM OPT extension rule; USCIS issues final guidance on when to file amended H-1B petitions

USA - August 24 2015 As you are likely aware, F-1 students granted 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) following graduation whose underlying degrees are in the…

Fabienne Arrighi, Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Mark D. Koestler, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer

Registration for Diversity Visa (green card) lottery set to open

USA - September 24 2014 The Department of State recently announced the opening of the registration period for the 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. As in past years, the DV…

Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Matthew S. Dunn, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer

Congress Considering Bills to Radically Change Distribution of Employment-Based Green Cards

USA - July 26 2019 Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 1044), an act that would radically…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Erin Jones Bermeo, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Melissa Drennan, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, Clémentine de Guillebon, William Johnson, Mark D. Koestler, Hiroaki Nishikawara, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer, Michael J. Zimmerman

USCIS Denying Pending Advance Parole Applications for Abandonment Due to International Travel

USA - August 28 2017 Advance Parole allows an individual to travel internationally during the pendency of an adjustment of status (AOS) application. Those individuals who…

Jeffrey A. Barlekamp, Jennifer Raiola Danzo, Matthew S. Dunn, Scott A. Gorski, William Johnson, Erin K. Jones, Mark D. Koestler, Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer, Michael J. Zimmerman