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Need an InfoPass Appointment? Be Aware of These Changes

As part of a new pilot program, the Jacksonville USCIS field office is anticipated to roll out a new scheduling process for InfoPass appointments. Once implemented, scheduling will be coordinated by the USCIS National Customer Service Center. This new program is set up to avoid the use of InfoPass appointments for routine inquiries that could be resolved by the Customer Service Hotline. USCIS plans to implement this new pilot program at five local field offices: […]

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FAQs: What to Expect at Your Employment-Based Green Card Interview

USCIS is now conducting in-person interviews for employment–based green cards. These types of interviews have not been conducted since the 1990s, so many people have questions about what to expect from the process. I am attending these interviews with my clients. Here is a summary of my observations and answers to the most frequently asked questions about employment–based green card interviews. Download FAQs.

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USCIS’ No Deference Memorandum

If you are filing an extension request, you can no longer rely on a smooth process. Previously, adjudicators gave deference to the findings of the earlier approved petition, unless there was evidence of an error, fraud, or changes to key elements. However, under a new USCIS memo, adjudicators must apply an elevated level of scrutiny to extension requests. All the prior evidence and much more will have to be reproved and resubmitted. The USCIS’ officers will readjudicate the petition […]

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WEBINAR – How to Prepare for the New H-1B Cap Season: What You Need to Know

The Trump Administration policy “Buy American, Hire American” is leading to many changes in immigration, particularly with H-1B processing. Join us for a one-hour webinar to discuss the following and more: H-1B application timeline New required documentation Proving the professional nature of the occupation My H-1B is filed, now what? What’s next? Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST   Register Now

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Prepare for the H-1B the Lottery: H-1B FAQs – Part 1

The demand for cap-subject H-1Bs continues to be high. Therefore, it is imperative that employers, employees, and their immigration counsel start petition preparations early. Job descriptions, salary, O*Net codes, Department of Labor (DOL) registration, the posting of required notices, and credential verification are only a few of the details that must be considered during preparation. Read part 1 of our FAQs, and check back next month for part 2. 1. What is the H-1B visa? […]

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Go Jaguars!

Our firm has been cheering the Jags this season. Congrats on making it all the way to the AFC Championship! Next year… Super Bowl!

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