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March 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the March 2017 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

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Effective Now: New Rule Extending EAD for Certain EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Workers

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On Jan. 17, 2017,  a new USCIS rule (Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers) went into effect.

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Our office will move to Suite 328 on Friday, February 3, 2017.

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We will be moving to a larger office (Suite 328) on Friday, February 3, 2017.

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February 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the February 2017 Visa bulletin. You can access the copy  of the  visa bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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Song & Meng Is Now Accepting 2017 H1B Cases

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Happy New Year! Our office is now accepting H-1B cases for the expected filing deadline in April 2017. 

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USCIS Announces New Precedent National Interest Waiver (NIW) Decision – Matter of Dhanasar

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USCIS announced a new precedent decision for National Interest Waiver in Matter of Dhanasar. This decision replaces the previous NIW standard in Matter of New York State Department of Transporation from 1998.

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EB5 Regional Center Program Extended to April 28, 2017

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Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until April 28, 2017. This bill also extends EB-5 Regional Center, Conrad 30 J Waiver, Non-minister Special Immigrant Religious Worker, and E-Verify programs until the same date.

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January 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the January 2017 visa bulletin. You can access the entire visa bulletin on its website here.

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USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs

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USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents. This rule goes into effect on Jan. 17, 2017. 

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USCIS Fees Will Increase (Effective Dec. 23, 2016)

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a final rule adjusting the fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The new fees will be effective Dec. 23, 2016. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after Dec. 23 must include the new fees or USCIS will not be able to accept them.

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