In true Trumpian manner, big immigration news was dropped again on Friday night (Nov 8, 2019). This time, USCIS is hiking it’s fees. Most proposed fees are almost double the current amounts. For example, N400 citizenship application fees will increase to $1170 (up from $640). Asylum applicants will have to pay a fee for the[…]
As a practitioner, it has been hard to keep up with all the rules and policies changing on the immigration front. The onslaught of rules, that this administration is using to bypass Congress, has been exhausting, challenging and downright upsetting. But of all rules, the Public Charge rule will make the biggest impact on immigration[…]
With the arrival of fall begins various annual events! And we have been out and about! Here are some photos to enjoy.
It felt like we waited forever but the October 2019 visa bulletin has finally been released this morning. Our usual commentary to follow shortly.
This morning at around 7:30am PST, the DHS released the final rules for changing the H1B filing procedures. While there is no ‘hurrah’ about H1Bs, it certainly will be the last year of filing H1Bs as we know it. Past administrations had discussed creating a pre-registration process by but they never got past the discussion[…]
To all our readers, listeners, colleagues and clients, We wish you a wonderful holiday season and happy new year! We started the year with our article published in the Huffington Post in January 2018 and we are ending the year with our article about gratitude published in Yes! Magazine. I hope you will read, enjoy[…]
I was recently a guest on Florida tax expert Liz Soria’s podcast Tax Advisor and Biz Coach Success Podcast. Liz is a renowned US tax expert who discusses the intersections of tax and many other disciplines. I was honored to speak about investor visa options with her. Below is our conversation. I hope you will[…]
January 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 8 November 2016, F2B preference advances 29 days to a PD of 15 March 2012, F4 category advances 30 days to 22 May 2005; EB1 advances 92 days to 1 October 2017; EB2[…]
The Department of State released the visa bulletin for January 2019 this morning. Here is a link. Our usual commentary to follow shortly. But most important news is that EB-1 has NOT become current yet.
I am so honored that Yes! Magazine published my article about my notes to my activist friends! Published last Friday, December 7th, the article has garnered much acclaim. Hope you will read it, comment on it and forward to your friends and family that may benefit from a little inspiration. And why not start your[…]