April 2017 Visa Bulletin Reflects Continued Forward Progress for EB-3 China and the Philippines

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for April 2017, which reflects similar levels and areas of advancement as reported in our March 2017 Visa Bulletin Update. The most notable advancement continues to be moderate forward progress in the “final...

Why the FY-2018 H-1B Cap Season Is Unlike Any Other

It’s a typical Saturday morning in March, and immigration attorneys and their staff at Foster LLP in Austin and Houston, just like their nationwide colleagues, are feverishly working to prepare Labor Condition Applications (LCA) for filing with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL),...

A Look at Legal Issues With Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE — Some of the states that helped derail President Trump’s first travel ban are mounting efforts to block his second one, saying that while the new order applies to fewer people, it’s infected with the same legal problems. Hawaii on...

3 Mexican nationals who harbored teen and forced her to work to pay off smuggling debts sentenced to prison

SEATTLE – Three Mexican nationals from northwestern Washington were sentenced to multiyear prison terms in federal court Wednesday for violating immigration laws by harboring a teenager and forcing her to work to pay off her smuggling fees. Miguel Arcef-Flores, 42, received a...
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