U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases Performance Data on I-526 and I-829 Petitions

On Feb. 18, 2015, USCIS released performance statistics on I-526 and I-829 EB-5 related petitions. The following charts provide the case status as broken down by petitions received, approved, denied, or pending from fiscal year 2008 through the first quarter of fiscal year 2015...

Transmission of American Citizenship Through Assisted Reproductive Technology – An Update

By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao –Tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC-531 BC) Ed. note – This article updates information from a previous piece, “Answer Man: Assisted Reproductive Technology and U.S....

Answer Man: USCIS Request for I-9 During Naturalization Examination

By Gary Endelman Dear Answer Man: I have a problem. This past week, I took one of my best clients in for what I confidently anticipated would be a quiet and uneventful naturalization examination at our local USCIS office. Mid-way through the examination, the USCIS officer asked...

Answer Man: Assisted Reproductive Technology and U.S. Immigration Law

By Gary Endelman Dear Answer Man: Can we talk? My parents always told me to keep these kinds of things within the family but I regard you as an honorary blood brother so I guess it is OK. Here’s the deal. My husband and I were born in Baltimore and attended college there. We...

The Answer Man: False Claims to Citizenship

By Gary Endelman Dear Answer Man: Here in Burlington, Vermont, we pride ourselves on being a center of expertise when it comes to U.S. immigration law. Having the Vermont Service Center as a good neighbor, we naturally take a keen interest in the subject and talk about it early...

The Answer Man: H-1B Adjusters and Advance Parole

By Gary Endelman Dear Answer Man: This is a real puzzler. Here are the facts. I have several clients who were in valid H-1B status and filed for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident. Most of my employers prefer not to apply for advance parole if the person still has...
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