Indian American Political Forum to Hold Immigration Seminar

The Indian American Forum for Political Education (IAFPE), NC Chapter, will be holding an immigration seminar on Saturday, July 26, 2008, from 4-7 pm. The presenters will be members of our law firm and the topics covered will include, but not be limited to, PERM labor certification, visa issues, applying for US Citizenship, family based immigration issues, and post 6th year H1B extensions. There...
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USCIS Extends Validity of EADs for Refugees

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would extend the validity of initial work authorization documents for refugees to two years after arrival in the United States.  Previous policy required renewal of the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) after one year. The new policy will reduce the financial burden on refugees by eliminating the need for many...
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DOS Releases August 2008 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State released its August 2008 Visa Bulletin.  Although employment-based category three (EB3) remains ‘unavailable’, employment-based category two (EB2) made a considerable jump to June 2006 for citizens of India and China.  We think that EB3 will continue to be ‘unavailable’ until at least October, when the new USCIS fiscal year begins. To...
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USCIS Changes Biometric Requirement for Re-Entry and Refugee Travel Document Applications

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) posted an update on its web site about changes it is making to the biometrics requirement for reentry permit and refugee travel document applications (Form I-131).  The most important change is that applicants (between the ages of 14 and 79) must now provide biometics (finger prints) before departing the United...
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USCIS Continues Suspension of Premium Processing for R-1 Religious Workers

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced today that the suspension of premium processing for nonimmigrant religious worker (R-1) cases will continue at least until January 7, 2009.  The original suspension of premium processing for these cases was announced on January 4, 2008. Premium processing is a faster processing service for certain types of cases. ...
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