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Change of Address

April 12th, 2018|

If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you must report any change of address to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is required by law that you, the immigrant, [...]

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

April 12th, 2018|

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a permission for nationals of certain countries to reside and work in the United States. The Secretary of Homeland Security [...]

Asylum Seekers from Turkey

April 12th, 2018|

Asylum Seekers from Turkey See this in PDF: Asylum Seekers from TurkeyBy: Aynur Jafar and Ismail Shahtakhtinski August 1, 2016In this article, we attempt to provide some useful information [...]

Online Registration for DV-2018 Begins Soon!

September 29th, 2016|

Online registration for Diversity Visa Lottery (green-card lottery) begins soon! Entries for the DV-2018 Diversity Visa program must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, [...]

TPS Extended For Somalia

June 3rd, 2015|

TPS Extended For Somalia On June 1, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and [...]

Voluntary Departure

May 6th, 2015|

Voluntary Departure Every year, thousands of immigrants are placed in what is called “removal proceedings,” meaning that they are in the process of being removed (deported) from the [...]

Diversity Visa Lottery 2016

September 26th, 2014|

Diversity Visa Lottery 2016 Entries for the DV-2016 Diversity Visa program must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, [...]

Healthcare for Immigrants

March 13th, 2014|

Healthcare for Immigrants If you live in the United States, you have probably been hearing a lot about healthcare recently. Specifically, you may have heard about the “Affordable [...]

Temporary Protected Status

March 10th, 2014|

Temporary Protected Status Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a permission for nationals of certain countries to reside and work in the United States. The Secretary of Homeland Security [...]

TPS Overview

March 10th, 2014|

TPS Overview Temporary protected status is a permission for nationals of certain countries to reside and work in the United States. The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a [...]

H-1B Overview

February 7th, 2014|

NOTICE: The information contained on this page site is intended to educate the general public and is not intended to provide legal advice. To ensure proper handling of your individual situation, [...]

USCIS Warns of New Telephone Scam

January 31st, 2014|

On January 30, 2014, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the agency had received several reports of a scam in the past few days. According to USCIS blog, the [...]

Non-Immigrant Visas

November 21st, 2013|

NOTICE: The information contained on this page site is intended to educate the general public and is not intended to provide legal advice. To ensure proper handling of your individual situation, [...]

Asylum Clock Settlement Approved

November 15th, 2013|

Asylum Clock Settlement Approved On November 4, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones ordered the final approval of a nationwide class action settlement agreement. According to the [...]

Diversity Visa Lottery 2015

September 17th, 2013|

Diversity Visa Lottery 2015 Online registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) 2015 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) [...]

Implementation of DOMA Ruling

July 3rd, 2013|

Immediately after the landmark Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2013, the United States immigration authorities have started working to eliminate discrimination against same-sex married couples in the implementation of United [...]

Immigration Reform Update

June 14th, 2013|

Immigration Reform Update On June 13, 2013, the United States Senate voted to block Senator Grassley’s amendment 1195, which would prohibit the granting of Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) [...]

Employers Must Use Revised Form I-9

May 8th, 2013|

Starting May 7, 2013, all United States employers must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Revision 03/08/13) for all new hires and re-verifications. The use of previous versions of the [...]

Immigration Bill Outline Published

April 16th, 2013|

Immigration Bill Outline Published On April 16, 2013, a bipartisan group of senators published the outline of their proposed immigration bill, titled “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization [...]

Asylum Clock Update

April 16th, 2013|

Asylum Clock Update Agreement Reached in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers On April 12, 2013, the plaintiffs in A.B.T. et al. v. [...]

Immigration Reform Moves Forward

February 24th, 2013|

Immigration Reform Moves Forward Comprehensive immigration reform is a step closer to becoming reality as a Senate group introduced its immigration plan, followed by president Obama’s own [...]

Foreign Students Boost US Economy

December 4th, 2012|

Foreign Students Boost US Economy In November 2012, NAFSA, Association of International Educators, published a report, “The Economic Benefits of International Students to the U.S. Economy: Academic Year [...]

Asylum Clock

September 9th, 2012|

Asylum Clock Many asylum applicants have experienced problems with the so-called “asylum clock”. The asylum clock is a clock that measures the 150 days after an applicant files [...]

Battle over VAWA Continues

September 9th, 2012|

Battle over VAWA Continues The U.S. Congress remains deadlocked over the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which provides immigration relief to victims of domestic [...]

Asylum Statistics

September 8th, 2012|

Asylum Statistics On July 26, 2012, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Division has released asylum statistics by applicants’ countries, gender, asylum offices, types, [...]

H-1 B Count FY2013

April 26th, 2012|

H-1 B Count FY2013 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to accept H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2013 cap season. U.S. businesses [...]

Asylum Travel

February 16th, 2012|

Asylum Travel If you are an asylum applicant, asylee (an individual who has been granted asylum), or lawful permanent resident who obtained such status based on your [...]

Immigration Creates US Jobs

January 17th, 2012|

Immigration Creates US Jobs Immigration creates jobs for native-born Americans, a new report finds. Immigration does not reduce employment among U.S.-born population; instead, foreign-born workers “complement” U.S.-born workers. [...]

Lautenberg Amendment Extended

January 11th, 2012|

Lautenberg Amendment Extended I.S. Law Firm applauds extension of Lautenberg Amendment, which provides protection to refugees seeking religious freedom, through fiscal year 2012. The Lautenberg Amendment has been [...]

Asylum from Russia

May 27th, 2011|

Asylum from Russia I.S. Law Firm has secured asylum for a young woman from Russia who had been subject to persecution in Russia based on her ethnicity and [...]

Asylum from Kyrgyzstan

April 27th, 2011|

Asylum from Kyrgyzstan I.S. Law Firm has secured asylum for a young Uyghur-Uzbek student who was systematically persecuted by the ethnic majority in Kyrgyzstan based [...]

Asylum from Iran

February 23rd, 2011|

Asylum from Iran I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum under Section 208 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) for a refugee from Iran, who [...]

Asylum from Kenya

February 16th, 2011|

Asylum from Kenya I.S. Law Firm secured asylum for a victim of the recent tribal and ethnic clashes and the Kenyan government’s forced return of internally [...]

Asylum from Uzbekistan

February 11th, 2011|

Asylum from Uzbekistan I.S. Law Firm has secured asylum for a young Muslim systematically persecuted by the Uzbekistani government based on his religious beliefs and activities. The [...]

National Interest Waiver (EB-2)

December 24th, 2009|

National Interest Waiver (EB-2) We are proud to announce that we succeeded in approval of National Interest Waiver immigrant visa (green-card) petition for an accounting professional from Azerbaijan! National [...]

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