November 2018 Visa Bulletin – Minor Forward Progress Only for EB-2 China, EB-3 and Other Workers Philippines, and EB-5 Vietnam

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for November 2018, which reflected minor forward progress only for EB-2 China, EB-3 and Other Workers Philippines, and EB-5 Vietnam, with the remainder of the priority dates remaining current or backlogged....

South Texas stash house operator sentenced to 5 years in federal prison | ICE

SAN ANTONIO — A Mexican man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to more than five years in prison following his conviction for conspiracy to transport illegal aliens which resulted in ten deaths. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...

How to Prepare for Immigration Court Hearings

By Olsa Alikaj-Cano, Senior Attorney Going to court is scary. Going to immigration court can be even scarier because, if you lose, then you could be detained and removed from the United States.  For some people who are fearful of returning to their country, it could also mean...

Former owner and manager of Long Island catering hall pleads guilty to forced labor charges

NEW YORK — A Long Island man pleaded guilty Wednesday to forced labor of employees. This following the investigation and 2017 arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York, with assistance from the U.S. Citizenship...

Continuing Resolution Passed to Extend Current Funding for The US Government

The Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation, a Continuing Resolution (CR), to extend current funding for the U.S. government, which was signed by President Trump on September 28, 2018. The CR will extend government operations, as well as the EB-5 Regional...

Trump promised to end it, but the visa lottery will still raffle off 50,000 green cards

By Daniel Shoer Roth Despite President Donald Trump’s promises to eliminate the diversity visa lottery, thousands of people from around the world will still have the chance to legally immigrate to the United States and achieve the American Dream through the program. The U.S....

Immigration Officers Arrest 98 in Texas, Oklahoma Operation

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officers have arrested 98 people in a Texas and Oklahoma immigration enforcement sweep that authorities say could lead to dozens of deportations. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday announced officers made 87 arrests in North Texas and 11...

Rodeos to rockets: The Texan who tightened ties with China

For Charles Foster, the moment when Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping climbed down from a Western stagecoach and put on a 10-gallon Stetson cowboy hat in Simonton, Texas, was thrilling and symbolic. “I knew then that this was a historic moment, it was so symbolic –...

3 Tips for Successful U.S. Market Entry

By Sang Shin, Attorney Each year, the U.S. Department of Commerce and each of the 50 states court foreign companies from all over the world to encourage and incentivize investment. The Department of Commerce’s flagship event, the Select USA Investment Summit, rolls out the red...

October 2018 Visa Bulletin – Return from Retrogression & Earlier Acceptance of AOS Filings

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) published the Monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2018, which reflected the return from retrogression for the EB-2, EB-3, and Other Workers categories, and forward progress but continued backlog in the EB-1 category. Earlier Dates for Filing AOS...
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