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Details from DOS’s Check-in with Charlie Oppenheim: February 26, 2019 – EB based Greencard Priority Dates (Source: AILA Doc. No. 14071401) Employment-Based Preference Categories: EB-1: As predicted, there is only modest movement of one month for the EB-1 Worldwide Final Action Date in March, from December 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Similarly, the Final...

AILA reports the below updates to the Board of Immigration Appeals practice manual as per email from Department of Justice to the stakeholders. Parties must limit the body of their briefs or motions to 25 pages. Parties may make a motion with the BIA to increase the page limit. (BIA Practice Manual page 40; Chapter...

American Immigration Council filed a lawsuit on behalf of a large construction company against USCIS which denied the H-1B (EXTENSION) case for one of its employee citing that the job was not a specialty occupation. Specifically, the denial stated that “Engineering” which the petitioner stated as required is too broad and denied the case. This...

The latest visa bulletin is published for November 2018 and is available at below link. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-november-2018.html Below are the current Final Action Dates for Employment-based categories.

Recent quick movement of priority dates of EB3 for India has resulted in many looking for options to downgrade. Porting of Previous Priority Date: According to 8 C.F.R. § 204.5(e), a subsequent  EB-1, EB-2 or EB-3 petition is entitled to earliest priority date, unless the prior petition is revoked due to fraud. So a subsequent...

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