In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB1 and EB3 advance rapidly; all other employment and fmily categories advance moderately; Coronavirus/DOS Closures cause uncertainty and unpredictability; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 18th that it will provide a 30-day extension to its temporary policy allowing flexibility in the rules related to Form I-9
Continue Reading Update: DHS Extends Temporary Flexibility for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification; No Further Extensions for NOIs

In our continuing series of reports, Charles (“Charlie”) Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State, shares his most recent analysis of current trends and
Continue Reading Immigrant Visa Processing Changes – EB1 and EB5 remain current with slight movement in EB3 and EB-2; Coronavirus/DOS Closures cause uncertainty and unpredictability; Visa Office on Priority Dates, Demand, and Predictions

Yesterday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued the anticipated Proclamation suspending the entry into the US of certain nonimmigrant visa holders.  Specifically, the following new restrictions are in effect 6/24/2020:
Continue Reading Trump’s Executive Order Suspends Nonimmigrant visas, including H-1B, L-1 and J-1, for the rest of the year

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on June 16 that it will provide a 30-day extension to its temporary policy allowing flexibility in the rules related to Form I-9
Continue Reading DHS Extends Temporary flexibility for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and due dates for Responding to Notices of Inspection

USCIS extends immigration related deadlines:

On March 30, 2020, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced an extension of the flexibility it announced to
Continue Reading COVID-19 Immigration Updates: USCIS extends immigration related due dates and temporary flexibility for List B documents for I-9 purposes.