and Family-Based
Immigration Law

Electronic Travel History – Arrival/Departure Record

Prior to April 2013, Foreign Nationals who entered the United States with a non-immigrant visa were issued a white piece of paper labeled “I-94 form”. This I-94 card shows the port of entry and the date of entry and departure of the foreign national. After April 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) no longer issues to… Continue Reading

May Visa Bulletin is Available!

The Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for May 2014. Both employment-based categories as well as the family-based category show forward movement and no retrogression.  To check your priority date to see whether a visa in your preference category has become available, CLICK HERE. Continue Reading

H-1B cap is reached!

The H-1B visa program is used by U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers in an occupation that requires specialized knowledge.  There are only 65,000 visas limited each year and 20,000 for visas filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced today that the H-1B cap has been reached… Continue Reading

April Visa Bulletin is Now Available!

The Department of State (DOS) issues a certain number of visas each year for certain visa categories. It takes into account numerous factors as well as various categories including family-based and employment-based categories.  DOS releases a Visa Bulletin each month listing the visa availability by preference category and country of birth. Your priority date is… Continue Reading

Immigration Seminar March 7, 2014

Flyer -3-07-2014 I’ll be at a Workshop tomorrow in Irving, Texas. Stop by to visit if you are in the area. Ask me all your immigration related inquiries. I’ll be more than happy to answer your questions…..for FREE! Continue Reading

Chile Designated in Visa Waiver Program

Beginning May 1, 2014, Nationals of Chile will be allowed to enter the United States without a visa through a program called the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Chile joins 37 other participating countries in the VWP which allows travelers to enter the United States without a visa for up to a 90 day period for… Continue Reading

TPS Extended for Haitians

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allows individuals from certain designated countries to remain in the United States when certain conditions in that country prevent them from returning to their home safely. Today, the Secretary of DHS (Secretary Jeh Johnson) has indicated that the conditions in Haiti have not improved and has extended TPS for nationals of… Continue Reading