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AILA Files Lawsuit Against USCIS for Information on H-1B Cap Lottery System

By |May 24th, 2016|

On May 20, 2016, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) filed a lawsuit against the USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to disclose […]

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

By |May 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 June 2016 Visa […]

The June 2016 Visa Bulletin is Out

By |May 15th, 2016|

The MONTH, 2016 Visa Bulletin has been released and contains the following cut-off dates:

EB-2 Category

Rest of World (ROW): Current

China: 01FEB12 – No change.

India: 01FEB08 – […]

USCIS Proposes to Increase Filing Fees

By |May 13th, 2016|

On May 4, 2016, USCIS published a notice of a proposal to increase certain government filing fees, and create a new fee. The average […]

USCIS Authorizes Calls Regarding H-1B Cases Approaching 240 Day Rule

By |May 11th, 2016|

On May 10, 2016, USCIS announced that effective April 21, 2016, it would begin allowing petitioners who filed Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant […]

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 […]