Tag: green card

July 29, 2016

Why Must Some EB-2 Applicants Now Wait Longer to Get Their Green Cards?

To the surprise of many, the EB-2 green card category is no longer “current” for anyone. This means some applicants must wait before applying for adjustment of status, the final phase of the green card process. It also means some with pending adjustment of status applications will have to wait longer for approval than before. […]

February 18, 2016

Immigration Appeals Office Approves National Interest Waiver for Specialty Care Physician

Washington, D.C. – The American Immigration Council applauds the Administrative Appeals Office’s (AAO) decision to withdraw the Texas Service Center Director’s (TSC) restrictive interpretation in Matter of H-V-P-, a case involving a national interest waiver. The TSC decision would have prevented a specialty care physician (hematology-oncology) from providing medical care in a community that has […]

September 25, 2015

USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based I-485s for Remainder of FY2015

Starting today, USCIS will suspend final adjudication of employment-based Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjustment of Status because the Department of State reports that the statutory cap has been reached for the employment-based preference categories for fiscal year (FY) 2015. This suspension applies to all employment-based adjustment applications pending with USCIS through […]

September 10, 2015

Join Us for Q&A Telephone Conference on the New Early Filing Green Card Application Process

We’re hosting an immigration Q&A call for you on Tuesday, September 15th at 4 p.m. Central Time. On September 9, 2015, the government announced new procedures that would allow those stuck in the family and employment green card (immigrant visa) backlogs to apply for adjustment of status or start consular process before an immigrant visa […]

February 28, 2015

When Can Foreign Medical Graduates Apply for the Green Card After J-1 Waiver Approval?

After getting a J-1 waiver application approved (“J-1 waiver”), foreign grad physicians often wonder when to apply for the green card. In most cases, the time to apply depends entirely upon the physician and the sponsoring employer (or relative). Typically, physicians get permanent residence (green card) through one of the following categories: National interest waiver […]