Immigration News and Updates for September 2019

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Everyone has seen the horrible human suffering at our southern order. Many of our clients have asked us what they can do to help people caught up in the terrible situation. There are organizations providing help at the southern border and they are actively seeking non-lawyer and lawyer volunteers. Cornell Law School’s Migration and Human Rights Program has compiled a …

Deferred Action (and Mercy) is Dead—Another Effective Program Killed by the Administration

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For the last decade or so, many immigrants have relied on an unofficial program called “Deferred Action” to obtain time-limited temporary employment permission in cases for which humanitarian considerations called for a degree of mercy that our current legal immigration system does not contemplate.  For example, an undocumented mother whose US citizen child has cancer and needs to be taken …

Immigration News and Updates for August 2019

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The USCIS announced a major change in the EB-5 Immigration Investor program, substantially increasing the amounts required to obtain this immigrant visa. Other significant changes were also made to a program that has long needed stronger oversight and better regulation. The only question is, is the USCIS capable of doing it’s job? Read on for more of the “exciting” changes …

Immigration News and Updates for July 2019

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We have all seen the chaos and heartbreak at the U.S. southern border this last week, caused by terrible policies, incoherent strategy, and a lack of human kindness. We pray, like all Americans, that this week, as we celebrate our great nation’s birth, that we will remember why we are as a country, not just who we are. Liberty, Truth, …

Immigration News and Updates for June 2019

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The Big Shock this week was the Department of State announcing that it was ALL of your social media account information for the last five years BEFORE you can get a a visa a consulate (including you ancient MySpace account). What it intends to do with this information is anyone’s guess, but lying that you never had one, when you …

Immigration News You Can Use Mid-May 2019

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In a surprise move that was demanded by employers, the DHS has increased the H-2B for FY2019 by 30,000 additional visas. While this number is not as many has Congress has authorized, and not nearly enough to meet the demand, it is a welcome relief to some employers who were looking at closing up their businesses without the needed employees. …

Immigration News and Updates for May 2019

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To many employers’ surprise, they have begun receiving “No-Match” letters from the Social Security Administration. These letters were a frequent subject of immigration enforcement during the Bush Administration, but were virtually absent during the Obama Administration. Read below on how to respond to the “no-match” letter as an employer and an employee. At Kuck Baxter Immigration, we are dedicated to …

Global Immigration News Update April 2019

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At Kuck Baxter Immigration, we are dedicated to providing immigration services not just TO the United States, but throughout the world. This month’s global immigration update covers new immigration rules and policies in Canada, Italy, Colombia, France, and the United Kingdom. We also provide you up to the minute information through our Twitter feed, Facebook, our blog, and our podcast. …

Immigration News and Updates for February 2019

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The Government is not shut down AND H-1B Premium Processing is back (mostly). Even though USCIS was not closed during the shutdown, it seemed like the agencies workflows did slow down. We are at the worst processing times in a decade, for now apparent reason other than to slow down legal immigration. On a happier note, USCIS restored premium processing …

Immigration News You Can Use Mid-January 2019

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Even though the “government” is shut down, the immigration agencies keep churning out the changes! USCIS has notified us that it intends to “finalize” the regulation changing the method of the H-1B prior to April 1, 2019. However (a big however), it is unlikely that USCIS will have the system adequately functioning by April to have the new “pre-lottery,” so …