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December 10 2019

Get Action on Your Immigration Application Mandamus

Recently, the USCIS and American Consulates have been processing immigration applications very slowly. Occasionally, an application can be “expedited” due to extraordinary circumstances, such as a serious illness, but this is rare. Another remedy for slow processing is filing a “Mandamus” action in court.  This is an action to compel the government...

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September 10 2019

Help Us Support Immigrants with Medical Deferred Action

Recently, Martin Lawler has been working on the case of Isabel Bueso, a Guatemalan immigrant who came to the United States to receive treatment for a rare disease, but who may be forced to leave the country because of recent rule changes from USCIS. You can read more about Isabel here: https://people.com/politics/isabel-bueso-truth-real-story-2019-deportation-treatment/If...

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July 2 2019

EB-5 Investment Amount Increase?

Last week, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) cleared USCIS regulations for publication to 1) increase the EB-5 investment amount from the current minimum of $500,000, and 2) change the Targeted Unemployment Area (“TEA”) rules.  One immigration blogger predicts the new rule will be published within two weeks.  If...

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June 20 2019

Social Media Questions Included on Visa Applications

Social Media Questions Included on Visa Applications The Department of State (DOS) has added a new requirement for both people seeking temporary visas as well as new immigrants.  Now the government Form DS-160 for a non-immigrant visa and Form DS-260 for an immigrant visa require the applicant to answer a question...

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May 31 2019

Indian EB-5 Quota Update

There are 10,000 EB-5 visas annually.  No country can take more than 7% per fiscal year.  The State Department (“DOS”) has announced that by July, the approximately 700 Indian EB-5 visas will be nearly exhausted for this fiscal year and the Visa Bulletin will have a cut-off date “sometime in...

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