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February 2018 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the February 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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川普上台这一年:盘点2017移民政策变化

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2017年1月,川普正式入驻白宫。由于曾在竞选期间多次做出对移民不利好的发言,使得川普的正式上台在移民群体内人心惶惶。上台伊始,改革方案历经多次泄密乌龙,真假莫辨。之后颁布针对中东国家的旅行禁令,撤销DACA(非法移民的工作许可),在舆论上都掀起了大波澜。

转眼间,2017年已近尾声。宋和孟律师事务所(Song & Meng)的孟小洁律师在此和大家一起回顾一下过去一年间,川普在移民政策方面的改革具体内容有哪些,形式又是怎样的。总体概括来说,川普在移民法改革上可谓雷厉风行,真有点应验了他在竞选期间的那一句“我一个人就可以搞定这一切”,表现形式是:法案推不动,行政命令凑;法规要时间,红头文件先

下面,孟小洁律师和大家细数一下2017年落地的移民政策变化究竟有哪些,尤其是和美国职业移民(EB类)及工作签证相关的政策变化。也在此一并展望下2018年的美国移民形势。

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January 2018 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the January 2018 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.Read More


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USCIS to Begin Accepting Applications under the International Entrepreneur Rule

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on December 14th, 2017 that it is taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), in accordance with a recent court decision.Read More


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H1B生效后,哪些变化要汇报移民局?

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如果你已经获得了H1B身份,首先恭喜你在H1B的申请道路上过关斩将,获得了自己的一席之地。宋和孟律师事务所的孟小洁律师提醒申请人,在获得H1B身份后,仍然要对自己的工作情况保持关注,对工作环境和职责的变化保持敏感,因为关于H1B职位的一些“重要变化”(Material Change),按要求是需要向移民局汇报,提交变更申请(Amendment)的。

如果H1B申请人发现自己的岗位发生了一些需要向移民局或者劳工部汇报的变化,那么保险起见,建议务必及时联系公司的HR或者H1B律师,确认一下是否是需要及时提交变更申请(Amendment)。在此,孟小洁律师为大家总结了几种常见的情况,希望帮助大家理解,什么时候可能要办理变更手续。

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December 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the December 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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USCIS Has Resumed Premium Processing for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing on October 3rd, 2017, for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions. Read More


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November 2017 Visa Bulletin

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Department of State released the November 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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10月起新增面试,职业移民如何应对?

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2017年10月1日起, 移民局将对美国境内所有申请身份转换(I-485)的职业移民,包括EB1/2/3,增加面试环节。

移民局新增面试环节已不新鲜。去年年初,在移民局表示打击EB5投资移民欺诈的时候,就提到过EB5的审理中要加入面试环节。宋和孟律师事务所曾撰文讨论,详情请见《移民局新年首场EB5会议,I-829阶段或将有面试》。

2017年9月28日,移民局就这次针对职业移民新增面试的一些执行细节召开了电话会议。宋和孟律师事务所参与了这次电话会议,在此和大家分享一下具体的讯息和准备策略。

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Reminder: USCIS Started Expanding In-Person Interviews for Certain Permanent Residency Applicants on October 1st, 2017.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 28th, 2017, that it will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain permanent residency applicants on October 1st, 2017. USCIS began to phase-in interviews for the following permanent residency applications:Read More


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