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AAO precedent decision makes the National Interest Waiver process more accessible for entrepreneurs & self-petitioners

After almost two decades, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) revisited and revised the analytical framework USCIS will now use for determining eligibility for a National Interest Waiver (NIW), which allows certain highly qualified individuals to pursue Legal Permanent Resident status (a “green card”) without the need for employer sponsorship or an approved PERM labor certification […]

By | 2017-01-12T17:16:03+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Categories: I-140, Permanent Residence|Comments Off on AAO precedent decision makes the National Interest Waiver process more accessible for entrepreneurs & self-petitioners

DHS sends final AC21 regulation to the Office of Management and Budget

Monday, October 24th, the Department of Homeland Security sent the final AC21 Regulation, titled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. It could take OMB up to 90 days to review and publish the final regulation.

We […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: I-140, Immigration Legislation, Immigration Reform, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DHS sends final AC21 regulation to the Office of Management and Budget

AAO holds that Specialty Care Physicians qualify for PNIWs through service in a MUA or HPSA

On February 9th, 2016, in a non-precedent decision, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) ruled in Matter of H-V-P- that a Specialty Care Physician qualifies under the Physician National Interest Waiver (PNIW) program by working five years in a federally-designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA) or Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Matter of H-V-P- involved a Hematologist-Oncologist who […]

By | 2016-02-11T15:21:38+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Court Decision, I-140, International Medical Graduates (IMG)|Comments Off on AAO holds that Specialty Care Physicians qualify for PNIWs through service in a MUA or HPSA

DHS Proposes Regulation to Modify Rules for Highly Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

DHS today published in the Federal Register a proposed regulation that would make changes to existing rules relating to highly skilled nonimmigrant workers. The proposed changes are intended to improve and streamline the immigration process for certain workers, and the proposal contains a number of key improvements. The proposal contains a number of […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Categories: H-1B, I-140, Immigration Legislation, Immigration Reform|Comments Off on DHS Proposes Regulation to Modify Rules for Highly Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers

USCIS releases “Same or Similar Occupational Classification” Draft Policy Memorandum

USCIS published today a draft policy memorandum to help clarify whether a new job is in the “same or similar occupational classification” for purposes of Section 204(j) Job Portability for permanent residence. Job portability permits a foreign national to change jobs to one that is the “same or similar” when s/he has an approved […]

By | 2017-09-20T17:51:03+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Categories: Administrative Action, I-140, Permanent Residence|Comments Off on USCIS releases “Same or Similar Occupational Classification” Draft Policy Memorandum