USCIS ESTABLISHES NEW CRITERIA FOR NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVERS

In Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016), USCIS announced a new analytical framework for adjudicating National Interest Waivers (“NIW”), explicitly overturning the controlling framework laid out in Matter of New York State Dep’t of Transp., 22 I&N Dec. 215 (Acting Assoc. Comm...

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WHAT IS THE RAISE ACT? Aug10

WHAT IS THE RAISE ACT?

On August 2, 2017, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced a revision to the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act. The main purpose of this bill is to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to: Establish a skills-based immigration points system; Focus family...

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SEPTEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED Aug10

SEPTEMBER 2017 VISA BULLETIN ISSUED

The Department of State (DOS) has issued its September 2017 Visa Bulletin.  Most notably, there has been a significant advancement for the priority dates for EB-2 and EB-3. There continues to be no advancement for the priority dates for EB-1 for China and India following a significant retrogression during the June 2017 Visa Bulletin...

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