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USCIS Announces It WILL NOT Accept Filings Under the “Dates for Filing” Chart in May

By |April 20th, 2016|

USCIS has announced it WILL NOT accept employment-based Application to Adjust Status filings under the “Dates for Filing” chart included in the April 2016 Visa […]

HLG’s April 2016 Newsletter is Out

By |April 8th, 2016|

The April 2016 edition of the HLG Immigration Advocate (HERE) is now available. The issue includes a feature article by HLG partner, Phil Eichorn […]

Briefs Filed in Support of Texas in Immigration Executive Action Case before U.S. Supreme Court

By |April 5th, 2016|

On April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case concerning President Obama’s late-November 2014 Executive Action on immigration.  […]

I-9 Form Expiring; No New Version Available Yet; Comments Reopened

By |March 31st, 2016|

Form I-9, the employment verification form US employers are required to complete when hiring new employees in order to very they have legal authorization […]

H-1B Series: When Should We Expect to Receive Rejected H-1B Cap Cases Back?

By |March 25th, 2016|

Last year, Hammond Law Group, LLC did not start receiving rejected cases back from USCIS until the third week in June. The only way to […]

USCIS Predicts Random Lottery for H-1B Cap Cases and Premium Processing Begins May 16

By |March 22nd, 2016|

In a March 16 announcement, USCIS indicated it expects to receive more H-1B visa cap cases than then 65,000 visas allotted for FY2017. USCIS indicated it will […]

USCIS Announces It WILL NOT Accept Filings Under the “Dates for Filing” Chart in April

By |March 20th, 2016|

USCIS has announced it WILL NOT accept employment-based Application to Adjust Status filings under the “Dates for Filing” chart included in the April 2016 Visa […]

H-1B Series: When Should We Expect to Receive Receipt Notices for Cases Accepted in the H-1B Cap Lottery?

By |March 20th, 2016|

We normally start receiving Receipt Notices for cases accepted for processing in the H-1B Cap during the third week of April. Rejected cases don’t normally […]

H-1B Series: I’m Currently Enrolled in a US Master’s Degree Program But Will Not Finish Until May 2016. Should I Apply for the Master’s Cap in 2015 Since I Will be Finished Before October 1?

By |March 17th, 2016|

I’m currently enrolled in a US master’s degree program but will not finish until May 2016. Should I apply for the Master’s cap in 2016 […]

H-1B Series – Can You Increase Your Odds of Getting Accepted in the Lottery if You File Using Premium Processing?

By |March 16th, 2016|

During H-1B cap season we hear lots of rumors about the idea that filing an H-1B cap case by using premium processing will increase […]