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  • Announcement: Foreign Students No Longer Able to Engage in Full-Time Online Course Work for Fall Semester -   The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced a new policy related to foreign students studying in the United States full-time online as a result of many academic institutions shifting to virtual classes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to DHS, all foreign students including those from Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan […]
  • Are K-1 Fiancé Visas Exempted Under Trump’s Immigration Ban? -   Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s April 22nd Executive Order (“EO”) as the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak”, restricting certain applicants from receiving their immigrant visas for at least 60 days, many of our clients have inquired if their K-1 visas are […]
  • Trump’s Amended Immigration Ban Exempts Children of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents -   Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s June 22nd proclamation amending a previous Executive Order (“EO”) restricting immigration to certain immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants, an exemption has been granted to children of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The previous EO issued on April 22nd formally known as the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present […]
  • U.S. Supreme Court Allows DACA to Stand -   On June 18th, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) acted improperly when it canceled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). The DACA program was created by President Obama and allows about 700,000 people stay in the U.S. and work and not be at risk of deportation.  […]
  • Announcement: Trump Extends Immigration Ban to Certain Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants -   Today, U.S. President Donald Trump amended a previously signed Executive Order (“EO”) extending the current immigration ban to specific non-immigrant visa applicants from entering the United States. The updated EO, formally known as the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak”, was originally […]
  • The Writ of Mandamus for EB-5 Immigrant Investors -   In recent years, processing on many U.S. immigration petitions and applications has slowed down considerably. Perhaps none have slowed more than the processing of I-526 petitions and I-829 petitions that EB-5 immigrant investors must file during their application journey. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) processing times on these forms has grown […]
  • USCIS Resumes Form I-129 and I-140 Premium Processing -   United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is scheduled to resume Form I-907 Request for Premium Processing Service for Form I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140 Petition for Alien Workers in phases throughout the month of June. Premium processing was temporarily suspended on March 20th due to the ongoing efforts to […]
  • Announcement: USCIS to Resume In-Person Services on June 4 -   United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is scheduled to resume non-emergency in-person services on June 4th. On March 18, USCIS suspended routine in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As USCIS services recommence, offices will reduce the number of appointments and interviews […]
  • Update on Visa Waiver Program Entrants Requesting Satisfactory Departure from Local USCIS Field Offices -   Individuals in the United States admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”) are not allowed to file for an extension of status; moreover, the maximum period of admission is three months.  However, those admitted under the VWP who are unable to depart before their approved period of admission because of  circumstances caused by COVID-19 […]
  • Enterline and Partners Successfully Obtains I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility for Fraud Misrepresentation -   Enterline and Partners Consulting, an affiliate of Enterline Immigration Consulting, recently obtained an I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility for a client who was refused an immigrant visa. The client, who is married to a U.S. citizen, was previously charged with fraud/misrepresentation and sought our legal assistance in order to be reunited with her family. The […]