Israel Nationals Eligible for E-2 Visa on May 1st

The U.S. Embassy has recently announced the signing of a treaty investor agreement between the United States and Israel. As a result, beginning May 1, 2019 Israeli citizens will be eligible to apply for an E-2 visa at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. ...

USCIS Receives 201,011 H-1B Petitions and Completes Lottery for FY 2020

Today USCIS used a computer-generated random selection process, commonly known as the “lottery”, to select enough H-1B petitions to meet the regular cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption (master's cap) for FY 2020. After completing the lottery...

USCIS Announces FY 2020 H-1B Regular Cap Has Been Reached

On Friday, April 5th, USCIS announced that it received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for the 2020 fiscal year. USCIS will next determine if a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa U.S....

USCIS Announced Premium Processing for FY 2020 Cap Season

USCIS has announced that Premium Processing will be offered for FY 2020 cap season starting April 1, 2019. USCIS will implement premium processing in a two-phase approach: the first phase will include FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitions that are requesting...

Premium Processing is Back for ALL H-1B Petitions

Today, USCIS announced that Premium Processing will resume tomorrow, March 12th, for ALL H-1B petitions. USCIS has noted the following with the announcement: If You Received a Request for Evidence for a Pending Petition If you received a request...

Former University of Farmington Student Denied Entry at the Border

A former student of the University of Farmington has been denied entry into the United States when attempting to enter on an H-1B visa which was issued in February 1st week of 2019. Despite the prior approval of their visa, the former student was still...

What Constitutes a Conviction for Immigration Purposes?

Failure to understand all that is encompassed by immigration law’s definition of “conviction” may lead to unanticipated immigration consequences, some of which could be severe. The Immigration and Nationality Act, commonly referred to as the INA, provides...

What is a Visa and When is it Required?

To attend a sporting event as a spectator, a ticket is required for admission. Similarly, a U.S. visa is required for a foreign national to seek entry to the United States. There are two types of visas: 1) immigrant visas; and 2) nonimmigrant visas....

Final Rule Announced by DHS Regarding Changes to the H-1B Lottery

As you may recall from our previous article on November 30th the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published proposed changes to the H-1B lottery procedure. This morning DHS posted its final rule regarding H-1B cap-subject petitions, which is scheduled...

ICE Raid for Students Granted CPT at University of Farmington

Reddy & Neumann, PC has received multiple reports that at 6:00 a.m. this morning, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has raided multiple worksites containing Day 1 CPT students authorized by the University of Farmington, located in Farmington...

Is Your Child Aging Out?

The term “aging out” occurs when a “child” applies for an adjustment of status and/or an extension of nonimmigrant status, but during the adjudication of the application the “child” turns 21 years old and is no longer eligible to receive the requested...

The End of the United States Immigrant Path – Citizenship

For many immigrants to the United States the ultimate goal is gaining citizenship. There are two ways to become a United States Citizen, 1) to be born within the United States, or 2) through naturalization. This article will focus on the most common...

Denied Entry Because of Day 1 CPT

Overview of F-1 and F-1 Work Authorization People coming to the United States to study typically enter the US on an F-1 student visa. In addition to allowing the F-1 visa holder to study in the US, there are options to work on an F-1 visa. There is...

What Does Culturally Unique Mean? An Overview of the P-3 Visa

Culture is defined as the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. This broad definition carries over into the P-3 visa process. The P-3 nonimmigrant visa allows foreign artists and...