This Week in Immigration

Allison Aquino-Silva

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DHS expands provisional waiver program

ON July 29, 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the expansion of the provisional waiver program.  It is estimated that approximately 100,000 more individuals will be eligible to apply for a provisional waiver under the expanded program. The provisional … Continue reading

August 13, 2016

USCIS to begin parole program to reunite families of Filipino WWII veterans

“ It is with great honor that such a program is finally being implemented so that Filipino WWII Veterans can finally be together with their loved ones once again.” ON May 9, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally … Continue reading

May 14, 2016

K-1 fiancée: Adjusting status after a separation or divorce

COMING to the United States as a K-1 Fiancée is an exciting and joyous occasion.  After typically waiting many months to be together, couples are finally reunited and ready to embark on a new life together.  Most couples bask in … Continue reading

April 02, 2016

Residing in the US indefinitely through an E-1/E-2 Visa

THE E nonimmigrant visa category allows nationals of countries who are a party to certain treaties with the United States to receive visa benefits in order to invest in a US business or conduct trade between the foreign treaty country … Continue reading

March 05, 2016

April deadline for H-1B visas

THE United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will once again begin accepting petitions for H-1B working visas on April 1, 2016.  Petitions may be submitted for employment to commence on or after October 1, 2016.  It is imperative that … Continue reading

January 25, 2016

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