Article is available here. The Concerning Prospect of USCIS/ICE Coordination on OPT Law Enforcement by Xiaojie (Marta) Meng, Alex Kim U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a statement on August 18, 2020 reminding foreign students and their DSOs that they must timely update students’ OPT employer information in SEVIS or risk violating their F-1 nonimmigrant […]

The Department of State has released the October Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here.

The Department of State has released the August 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

On July 18, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19. On March 19, due to precautions implemented by employers and employees associated with COVID-19, DHS announced that it […]

The Department of State has released the July 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

7月6日,国土安全部发布通知,在今年秋季学期,如果留学生完全上网课,将无法保持在美合法学生身份,也无法获得学生签证以及入境许可。[i] 新闻一出,留学生顿时懵了,学校只开网课,但是上网课无法保持合法身份,这是要把大家逼死的节奏吗? 孟小洁律师提醒大家,各位同学先不要过于惊慌,也先别急着看机票担心机票[…]

The Department of State has released the June 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within the U.S. […]

6月22日,川普总统签发了第二轮移民禁令,除了延长上一轮移民禁令到年底(2020年12月31日)以外,还针对了一部分工作签证的人。 在行政命令发布后,宋和孟律师事务所接到了大家的大量询问。首先,澄清一个概念,这次的禁令,禁的是国务院通过领事馆签发的“签证”(visa),不是向移民局递交的“申请”(p[…]

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, in the following phases over the next month: June 1, 2020 – USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 […]

5月29日,川普发布重磅消息,禁止支持“军民融合战略”(military-civil fusion strategy)的中国留学生持F、J签证赴美深造学习。[i] 该规定于2020年6月1日起生效,没有具体结束时间,等到总统撤回才失效。 回想起来,一切都有征兆。4月份的时候,我们都还在笑话美国一名议[…]