Navigating COVID-19 at Kuck Baxter Immigration

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As our Firm closely monitors the corona-virus (COVID-19) outbreak, we wanted to provide an update on our operational changes and policies at the firm. The health and well-being of our staff and clients are of the utmost priority, so we are taking precautionary steps to protect everyone as we head into unknown territory. Our thoughts go out to anyone who …

Immigration News and Updates for March 2020

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On March 1, 2020, we enter a new era in H-1B processing. $10 tickets with minimal information to “register” for the new H-1B lottery. Predictions of both overwhelming new numbers of applicants AND underwhelming numbers of applicants are popping up all over the immigration world. Whatever the results announced on March 20, 2020, the last day of the lottery, one …

Global Immigration News Update February 2020

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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 Belgium, Canada, India, Turkey, Russia, Colombia, and the United Kingdom. We also provide you up to the minute information through our Twitter feed, Facebook, our blog, and …

Immigration News and Updates for February 2020

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The new public charge regulation will go into effect on February 24, 2020. These new regulation will affect every immigrant to the United States applying for permanent resident, as well as non-immigrants seeking extensions and changes of status. The reach is broad and the intent is obvious, to limit legal immigration by any means possible, giving unprecedented authority to anonymous …

Immigration News and Updates for Mid-January 2020

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Wow! For years there has been no waiting line for individuals seeking to immigrate through employment,who were not from India, China, and the Philippines. Now these 192 countries, commonly called the “Rest of the World” or “ROW,” will be subject to longer waiting lines than just the processing times for Labor Certifications (PERMS) and Immigrant Visa Petitions (I-140s). And, this …

Immigration News and Updates for January 2020

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2020 is already shaping up to be a monster year of immigration changes. We will keep you alerted to all of them here through our newsletter, but don’t forget to check our social media accounts for more immediate updates. Like us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn! At Kuck Baxter Immigration, we are dedicated to providing you up to the minute …

Immigration News and Updates for December 2019

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USCIS has published a proposed change to their filing fees. Some of these fees are increasing by more than 400%! The fee to obtain citizenship will now exceed $1,100! You have to wonder why. Read on for me details about these and other immigration news. At Kuck Baxter Immigration, we are dedicated to providing you up to the minute information …

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 …