Immigration Law

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DOS on IV Processing in Havana (Nov. 10, 2022)
Posted on 10 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Nov. 10, 2022 "The U.S. Embassy in Havana will resume full immigrant visa processing beginning on January 4, 2023, to include immediate relative, family preference, diversity visa, and K fiancé(e) visa categories. This increase is part... Read More

CRS on U.S. Employment-Based Immigration Policy
Posted on 30 Jun 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CRS, June 22, 2022 "This report begins by explaining the permanent employment-based immigration system, its numerical limits, and its processes. It next describes key employment-based immigration trends, including a brief review of relevant economic... Read More

DOS IV Prioritization Update (Sept. 13, 2021)
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Sept. 13, 2021 "As noted in our recent visa services operating status update , the Department of State is committed to sharing the current status of our worldwide visa operations. As part of that effort, we would like to clarify how our embassies... Read More

DOS Seeks IV Input
Posted on 15 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/16/2021 "All interested parties are invited to respond to this Request for Public Input by submitting written views and comments on all aspects of the Department of State’s... Read More

DOS on Immigrant Visa Prioritization (Aug. 30, 2021)
Posted on 31 Aug 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Aug. 30, 2021 "As noted in our recent visa services operating status update , the Department of State is committed to sharing the current status of our worldwide visa operations. As part of that effort, we would like to clarify... Read More

DOS on Immigrant Visa Prioritization (Apr. 30, 2021)
Posted on 30 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Apr. 30, 2021 "As noted in our recent visa services operating status update , the Department of State is committed to sharing the current status of our worldwide visa operations. As part of that effort, we would like to provide more details... Read More

Annual Report of Immigrant Visa Applicants in the Family-sponsored and Employment-based preferences Registered at the National Visa Center as of November 1, 2011
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Most prospective immigrant visa applicants qualify for status under the law on the basis of family relationships or employer sponsorship. Entitlement to visa processing in these classes is established ordinarily through approval by Citizenship and... Read More

Excerpts From the Jan. 15, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS Issues Final Rule on Unlawful-Presence Waivers On January 2, Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano announced the posting of an eagerly anticipated rule for a process that may allow would-be immigrants with accrued unlawful presence to spend... Read More

Bender's Immigration Bulletin: Edited News Excerpts For Oct. 1, 2011
Posted on 28 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

Clarification Katherine Brady, Update on INA § 212(h) Defense Strategies, 16 Bender's Immigr. Bull. 1497 (Sept. 15, 2011) On page 1511, Part E (sentence following footnote 88), the article states that for persons subject to the seven-year... Read More