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On July 16, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing asking U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to explain the increase in immigration case processing times and denials.  Since USCIS fiscal year (FY) 2017 there has been a 67% increase in case processing times, resulting in 2.3 million […]

Click here to view 2019 August Visa Bulletin.  The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for August 2019, showing significant worldwide retrogression for EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers preference categories which were Current or were not already significantly backlogged. Beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions who are eligible […]

Federal law has for decades legally allowed individuals from other countries to apply for asylum if they have a well-founded fear of persecution or torture based on a protected ground of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Winning asylum is already very difficult, with […]