USCIS Issues FAQ on 140/485 Filings Pursuant To July Visa Bulletin No. 107

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) memo yesterday that addressed a number of questions people have regarding filing I-140 and I-485 applications pursuant to the July Visa Bulletin No. 107.  Since the FAQ is helpful and informative, we have listed each question and answer below. Q1: Will USCIS reject a concurrently filed EB...
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USCIS Announces Revised Processing Procedures for I-485 Applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, beginning immediately, it will accept employment-based applications to adjust status (Form I-485) filed by aliens whose priority dates are current under the July Visa Bulletin, No. 107. USCIS will accept applications filed not later than August 17, 2007.   This is a fantastic victory for those who campaigned against the...
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USCIS Issues Clarification on Reciept Date on Labor Certification Substitutions

USCIS announced that it will accept labor certification substitution requests in the context of Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, filings it receives on Monday, July 16, 2007.  USCIS previously announced that it would reject all labor certification substitution requests filed on or after July 16, 2007.  The new DOL regulation that prohibits substitutions of an alien...
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Senator Lofgren Requests Written Response To Questions from Chertoff

Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Chertoff requesting "all correspondence, e-mails, memoranda, notes, field guidance or other documentation relating to the issuance" of the "Update to July Visa Availability" on July 2, 2007. The letter contains thirteen separate questions and requests for information relevant to the...
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Representative Lofgren Issues Statement on Updated Visa Bulletin

Representative Zoe Lofgren sent letters to both Secretary Michael Chertoff and Secretary Condi Rice in connection with the updated July Visa Bulletin.  To read her statement that explains to both how revising the Visa Bulletin is contrary to law, please go to THIS LINK. Hopefully we will see other members of Congress step up and put pressure on the State Department on this very serious and...
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