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F-1 OPT STEM extensions unchanged by court order

August 14 2015 In 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an Interim Final Rule to extend the period of F-1 post-completion Optional…

New format allows earlier filing for adjustment of status

September 9 2015 The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October, introducing a new format that, with the agreement each month…

Only time will tell over Oct. Immigration Visa Bulletin

October 9 2015 On Sept. 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of State published an historic visa bulletin for October 2015, which would have allowed a…

Proposed changes to STEM OPT regulations

November 2 2015 On October 19, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to provide a longer period of…

7 tips for helping clients nail their visa interviews

August 5 2015 Going through a visa interview can be a nerve-wracking process, especially if a foreign citizen knows that a company is counting on her to come to…

Proposed changes to STEM OPT regulations

November 2 2015 On October 19, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule to provide a longer period of…

Homeland Security email points to ongoing racial profiling by local police

October 16 2015 An internal email from a Department of Homeland Security lawyer is raising questions about the ongoing use of ethnic profiling by local police…

CBP requires additional documents from L-2 dependents traveling to the U.S. without the L-1 worker

October 9 2015 L-2 nonimmigrants traveling separately from their L-1 spouse/parent recently have reported being placed in secondary inspection by U.S. Customs &…

Only time will tell over Oct. Immigration Visa Bulletin

October 9 2015 On Sept. 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of State published an historic visa bulletin for October 2015, which would have allowed a…

New U.S. immigrants are the best educated—ever

October 7 2015 The im­mig­rants who have re­cently come to the United States are the most highly edu­cated in his­tory. A Pew Re­search Cen­ter ana­lys­is of U.S…