Immigration | H-1B Visa

H-4 EAD Premium Processing Update; Waiting will Continue

USCIS has faced increasing backlogs across the entire agency, and several factors have made these backlogs even worse in recent years. The immigration policies of the prior administration created the “invisible wall” of bureaucratic processing delays for an agency that was already mismanaging its funds. The current pandemic, along with lack of resources, have exacerbated…

Immigration

Warrants and Subpoenas: Know Your Rights

There are three agencies that comprise the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may have dealt with one or more of these agencies as an immigrant, an employer, a family member, or an educator. Your experience…

Immigration

News Flash: USCIS Seeks to Improve Some Immigration Services

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the most recent policy updates to the USCIS Policy Manual. Specifically, the updates are intended to improve the following immigration procedures: expedited processing; request for evidence (RFE) and notice of intent to deny (NOID); and employment authorization documents (EADs). This is part of…

Immigration

What Do DHS, USCIS, CBP, and ICE Actually Do?

You’ve likely heard of USCIS or received some communication from them, but what is this agency and what does it do? If you have any questions or concerns about immigration, or if you’re involved in any legal dispute over your immigration rights or status, you need to consult at once with an experienced Columbus immigration…