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  • USCIS to Implement Next Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 & EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    Since June 1, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has phased in an expansion of premium processing services. This expansion is part of USCIS’s efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system. The third phase of this expansion began September 15, 2022. In this phase USCIS will accept Form […]
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  • USCIS Implements Second Phase of Premium Processing for Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is beginning to implement its second phase of premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. This is specifically meant for Form I-140s filed under EB-1 and EB-2 classifications under the E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as […]
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  • USCIS to Implement Premium Processing

    On May 24, 2022, USCIS announced that it would be implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Watch the video below for more information, plus check out our previous post on the subject and our post on Crossing the […]
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  • USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously-Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    On May 24, 2022, USCIS announced that it would be implementing premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications. Premium processing provides expedited processing for Form I-140. It guarantees that the USCIS will take some adjudicative action on the case within […]
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  • DHS Final Rule Provides for Automatic 180 Extension of Work Authorization for Certain Categories when EAD Renewal Received

    On November 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule, Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers, which granted automatic extensions of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in certain circumstances. Specifically, the rule—effective January 17, 2017—automatically extends the employment authorization and validity of existing EADs […]
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  • October 2020 Visa Bulletin Provides Significant Forward Movement for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications

    On September 24, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) released the October 2020 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin, released monthly by the DOS, provides updated dates on when a foreign national can submit his/her Adjustment of Status (AOS) application or have his/her AOS case adjudicated. The submission and adjudication of the AOS application are the final steps […]
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  • Government Delays Impact Visa Processing Times for EB-1 Green Cards

    In a recent August 2018 statement, the U.S. Department of State indicated that there will be significant delays in the processing time for visas in the EB-1 category. This is the first time in recent memory that such a delay has impacted EB-1s. DOS has now reported that “limited, if any movement can be expected […]
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  • Portability & Priority Date Retention

    The new rule published by USCIS eases the impact of I-140 petition revocations and codifies certain longstanding agency policies on I-140 job portability. These benefits are intended to ease restrictions on job mobility for foreign workers, especially from India and China, during their U.S. employment-based immigration process. The rule codifies USCISs interpretations of two key […]
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  • EAD Rule: Compelling Circumstances

    On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began implementing its amended regulations regarding certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The government published its final rule regarding the proposed changes in November 2016. The final rule provides the text of the new and revised regulatory language as well as DHSs responses to […]
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