As of December 3, 2014, Central American children who meet strict requirements have an opportunity to be reunited with parents living lawfully in the United States.
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Group photo - 熊宜辉 Xiong Yihui (left 1), 杨敏如 Yang Minru (left 2), Steffanie Lewis (right 2), Albert Lewis (right 1)
Steffanie and Ms. Yang
The US is preparing to implement a special program that will allow immigrants with approved immigrant petitions to enter the United States in advance of the normal priority date for visas for that region.
Pictures from meeting on October 5, 2014
Group photo - with Renhe Rongzhi
Posted Oct 7, the USCIS released a list of the processing times for EB-5 program applications --- 13.8 months for the I-526 (Investor Petition), 15.1 months for the I-829 (Remove Conditions) and 8.1 months for the I-929.
As of August 23, 2014, the EB – 5 preference quota is “unavailable” to cases from China for the remainder of FY – 2014, which ends September 30th. However, it would be wise for Chinese applicants to continue to apply. Cases accepted by the USCIS will be placed in “pending status” until the new FY – 2015 allocation begins in October.
A Connecticut based landscaping firm was recently fined by the US Department of Labor (DOL) (Press Release ). The company will pay $280,000 in back wages to 80 workers and nine job applicants and $20,000 in civil money penalties.
On September 2, 2014, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18 – month extension of the designation and redesignation of certain nationals of Sudan and South Sudan (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sudan) for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). (Federal Register Notice) This extension allows currently eligible beneficiaries from the two countries to retain their TPS status effective from November 3, 2014 through May 2, 2016, so long as they otherwise
Life changing events such as natural catastrophes and other extreme occurrences can have unintended consequences. Headline news events such as the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of many examples. While closely monitoring the situation, the U.S.