Monthly Archives: September 2015

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DOS Revises the October Visa Bulletin rolling back the filing eligibility date for certain countries

In an unexpected development, the Department of State issued a revised bulletin on September 25, 2015.  The new Visa Bulletin changes the filing eligibility dates that were to become effective on October 1, 2015, and many individuals who would have been able to file adjustment of status applications will no longer be able to do […]

By | 2015-09-25T21:36:26+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Categories: AOS|Comments Off on DOS Revises the October Visa Bulletin rolling back the filing eligibility date for certain countries

USCIS Suspends Approval of Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications Until October 1, 2015

USCIS posted an announcement on its website today stating that it has reached the statutory limit for approval of employment-based adjustment of status applications for Fiscal Year 2015.  This means that USCIS will be unable to issue any further approvals of employment-based […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:04+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: AOS|Comments Off on USCIS Suspends Approval of Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications Until October 1, 2015

Government Shutdown would Prevent Filings to U.S. Department of Labor

If Congress does not reach an agreement on the FY2016 budget in the next week, it will shut down on October 1, 2015. A Federal Government shutdown impacts Employer’s ability to file immigration-related paperwork to the U.S. Department of Labor including Labor Condition Applications (LCA), Prevailing Wage Determination Requests, Labor Certification Applications (PERM) or Temporary […]

By | 2015-09-24T13:08:15+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: DOL|Comments Off on Government Shutdown would Prevent Filings to U.S. Department of Labor

Revision of Visa Bulletin to Allow Earlier Filing of Adjustment of Status Applications

The State Department today posted the Visa Bulletin for October 2015 in which the State Department has made a significant change to implement one of the initiatives announced as part of President Obama’s executive action to improve the high-skilled immigration process. The change to the Visa Bulletin should shorten the time many people going […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:04+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Categories: Administrative Action, AOS|Comments Off on Revision of Visa Bulletin to Allow Earlier Filing of Adjustment of Status Applications