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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf traveled to Dallas and Ft. Worth, 22 May 2020

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Sanwar Ali: USCIS about to resume US visa premium processing

4:19 31/05/2020
By Sanwar Ali : One bit of good news is that from 1 June 2020 there will be a phased re-introduction of premium processing for I-129 non-immigrant work visas and, where relevant, I-140 employment...

L1 visa for Canadians and others more difficult under Trump

18:36 25/11/2018
Access to the US L1 visa is getting harder as the USCIS scrutinizes cases more than ever before. Canadian business executives have also been hit by recent restrictions to the L1 visa programme. As...

US L1 visa USCIS pilot program for Canadians until October 31st 2018

11:41 01/06/2018
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently new pilot scheme favors advance planning over border adjudications for Canadian L1 visa holders. The pilot program, launched on...

US L1 visa petition rules updated by USCIS under Trump

20:02 28/05/2018
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated rule recently, clarifying the criteria for certain intra-company transferee L1 visa petitions . Where there are proxy...

L-1 visa ‘blanket’ petitions face further scrutiny after new form is introduced

23:57 05/11/2016
Employers applying for L-1 visas to fill managerial and specialist knowledge job vacancies under ‘blanket’ approval are now required to complete a new, longer form that further probes the employment...

US immigration releases waiting times for employment-based green cards

15:15 11/04/2013
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released its March bulletin setting out the 'cut-off priority dates' of the green cards being processed in April 2013. The bulletin...