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To Downgrade or Not to Downgrade – That is the Question

By |September 26th, 2020|Categories: Citizenship, Green Cards, Immigration, priority date, USCIS, Visa Bulletin|Tags: , , , , , , |

On September 24, 2020, the Department of State released the October 2020 Visa Bulletin advancing EB-3 Indian priority dates significantly. The dates that govern the ability to file adjustment of status (“green card”) applications for thousands of foreign workers advanced 5 years. This opens the door for many long languishing cases to be filed. Given the fact that all U.S. Embassies and Consulates are not currently open to the public for visa interviews, it is difficult to imagine that this proclamation has any real immediate effect. Anyone who could get an immigrant visa has already gotten an immigrant visa. Therefore, this proclamation essentially extends the status quo for at least 60 days.

Much Ado About Nothing – Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Extends Status Quo 60 Days

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Citizenship, Coronavirus, Green Cards, H-1B, H-1B lottery, I-129, Immigration, Nonimmigrant Visas, Travel Ban, USCIS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation refusing entry to foreign nationals seeking to enter the U.S. as immigrants after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23, 2020. The ban lasts for an initial period of 60 days. Given the fact that all U.S. Embassies and Consulates are not currently open to the public for visa interviews, it is difficult to imagine that this proclamation has any real immediate effect. Anyone who could get an immigrant visa has already gotten an immigrant visa. Therefore, this proclamation essentially extends the status quo for at least 60 days.

President Trump Sows Chaos with 4/20/20 Tweet Threatening End to US Immigration

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: Citizenship, Coronavirus, Green Cards, H-1B, H-1B lottery, I-129, Immigration, Nonimmigrant Visas, Travel Ban, USCIS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There is much uncertainty surrounding the announcement by President Donald Trump that he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending all U.S. immigration in light of the coronavirus pandemic. As the president has not signed the executive order, all information available is speculation.