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Click here to view November 2019 Visa Bulletin. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for November 2019, which reflects no changes from October 2019 in the “Dates for Filing” dates but otherwise generally shows modest forward movement in the “Final Action Dates,” or priority dates, across the […]

In August, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a rule requiring inquiry into whether immigrants in certain nonimmigrant classifications may have received public benefits that would render them inadmissible to the United States on “public charge” grounds.  Because existing USCIS forms do not ask applicants about prior receipt […]

In August, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility.  The final rule becomes effective October 15, 2019 and impacts nonimmigrants and intending immigrants. Because existing USCIS forms do not ask applicants about prior receipt of public benefits, USCIS will […]

Click here to view 2019 October Visa Bulletin. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2019, which reflects substantial forward movement as anticipated with the beginning of the federal fiscal year on October 1, 2019. Specifically, only the EB-1 preference category as well as India and […]