For the past few years, usually before it receives a deluge of new H-1B petitions in early April, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has implemented a partial suspension of its Premium Processing service, generally lasting three to six months for H-1B petitions. True to form, USCIS suspended premium processing this year as well, but this time the suspension was across the board for all types of petitions. USCIS justified these […]
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has recently implemented major changes to the reciprocity schedule for citizens of Mexico for the E, H, and L visa classifications. Mexicans have been limited to being issued nonimmigrant work visas with a maximum validity of only one year. This impacted visa holders who […]
On August 3, 2020, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule outlining changes to the fees it charges for immigration and naturalization benefit requests. This rule will go into effect on October 2, 2020. While several fees were actually reduced, the new fees represent an average increase of 20%, and some fees increased […]
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