Tag: visas

March 04, 2021

Biden Administration Revokes Trump Era “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order

On January 25, 2021,  President Biden issued an executive order (“Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers”), which effectively revoked Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order (“BAHA”).  The revocation of BAHA may represent a shift in employment-based immigration policy in particular.  The BAHA order led to many restrictive immigration policies […]

June 11, 2020

Presidential proclamations block immigrant visas (green cards) and temporary visas for many outside the U.S.

There have been several proclamations issued by President Trump concerning immigration since late January. Most of the proclamations center around measures being taken to combat the negative effects of COVID-19 on American citizens, but one specifically addresses new limitations being put on Chinese citizens’ ability to receive visas.  President Trump’s first proclamation regarding suspension of […]

January 22, 2016

New Government Report on Visa Overstay Violations Released

Each year, millions of foreign nationals visit the United States with approved temporary visas which allow them to stay for a limited period of time (“authorized stay”) for specific purposes such as temporary work, vacation, study, business, or other approved purposes. If an individual remains in the U.S. after his authorized stay expires (and without […]

October 14, 2015

Updated Instruction for Using the DOS Visa Bulletin

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that beginning with the November 2015 Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin, if USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, they will state on www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo that applicants may use the Dates […]

September 25, 2015

Immigration News! DOS Revised the October Visa Bulletin

September 25, 2015 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued a revised Visa Bulletin for October. The most significant change is that the dates for filing in the employment-based, second preference (EB-2) category for India. USCIS will now only accept adjustment of status applications for nationals of India in the EB-2 category with a […]

June 30, 2015

DOS Alert: Technological System Issues with Overseas Passport and Visa Systems

Department of State (DOS) confirms that embassies and consulates are back online and the bulk of the visa backlog has been cleared. DOS is still experiencing problems with some online immigrant visa application forms and hope to have a fix in place by early next week. On June 29, 2015, DOS updated their alert with […]

June 23, 2015

DOS Alert: Technological System Issues Cause Visa Delays

Since early June, the Department of State (DOS) has been currently experiencing technical problems with its overseas passport and visa systems, regarding background checks. The issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. However, the problem will cause delays in receiving approved visas. Visa applicants should be prepared to wait […]