Houston Recalls Legacy of George Bush

Inside the airport that bears his name, George Herbert Walker Bush looks, at a distance, as if he’s wearing a cape. An 8-foot-tall bronze statue at the Houston airport shows Mr. Bush standing tall and chisel-chinned against an invisible wind. Up close, the real image comes into...

Eight Foster Immigration Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America© List

HOUSTON – Aug. 20, 2018 – Foster LLP, a leading immigration law firm, is pleased to announce that eight Foster immigration attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© list. The guide honored firm lawyers in Austin and Houston...

August 2018 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for August 2018, showing worldwide retrogression for the EB-1 preference category, forward progress for EB-3 and Other Workers India, and forward progress for EB-2 and EB-3 China. The Visa Bulletin shows...

July 2018 Visa Bulletin – Retrogression for EB-3 China, Significant Forward Progress for India

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for July 2018, reflecting retrogression for EB-3 China, significant forward progress for EB-2 China and India, EB-3 and Other Workers India, along with no change in the other countries and preference...

Leading firms in WWL: Corporate Immigration 2018 by number of listed lawyers

This year’s research features 639 leading corporate immigration attorneys who come highly regarded for their experience in the legal immigration and naturalisation of skilled workers. The individuals listed here specialise in assisting corporate entities navigate the increasingly...

Visa Bulletin Update – EB5 Vietnam

As the EB-5 industry expected, the EB-5 category for Vietnamese nationals is no longer current for this fiscal year. However, we do expect the priority date for Vietnamese nationals to advance over time more quickly than we have seen for mainland born Chinese nationals.

Immigration May Be on Hold in Congress, but the Trump Administration Continues to Restrict Legal Immigration

By Charles C. Foster, Texas Lawyer Over a year ago, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated and set out to make good on campaign promises that would deport illegal immigrants and seek funds to construct a wall on the southern border. Now, after a year of presidential action on...

FY-2019 H-1B Cap Reached

On April 6, 2018, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the CIS had received enough H-1B petitions to exhaust the 85,000 H-1B quota (which includes 20,000 set aside for U.S. advance degree holders) for Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018, through...

Shifting Sands – Trump’s Inconsistent Attitude towards Dreamers

By Benjamin J. Schatz, Senior Attorney On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was ending the DACA program that currently protects hundreds of thousands of Dreamers from deportation and gives them permission to work. Trump’s intent was to end the program...

Keep On Keepin’ On: Meeting Today’s Immigration Challenges Head-on

By Delisa Bressler, Partner With all the controversial attention on immigration lately – on things like the border wall, court decisions on travel bans and sanctuary cities, and Congress’s failure to act on a solution for Dreamers – it is sometimes easy to get caught up in the...
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