July 19, 2012
- AAO Grants I-601 and I-212 for Extreme Hardship
The AAO sustained the appeals of the I-601 and I-212 waiver denials, based on the cumulative effect of physical, emotional & financial hardships to the applicant's wife and parents. Courtesy of Russell R. Abrutyn.
- USCIS Establishes New EB-5 Program Office
USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas, noting that the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program has promoted the creation of jobs and injected billions of dollars into the economy, recently announced that USCIS will be creating a new office to oversee its administration of the program.
- New Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) Resource Page
Check out this DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) online resource page where you can access performance data such as annual reports, selected statistics by program, disclosure data & more.
- USCIS Policy Memo on Chinese & Guatemalan Adoption
This 7/9/12 policy memo updates USCIS policy with respect to certain "grandfathered" adoption cases from China or Guatemala for cases already pending when the Hague Adoption Convention went into effect on April 1, 2008. Comments are due by 7/31/12.
- TSC/NSC Joint Conference on Asylum and Refugee Issues
The Texas Service Center (TSC) and the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will hold a stakeholder Asylum and Refugee conference on September 13, 2012. The conference will provide a panel discussion, an opportunity to meet staff, a tour of facilities & more.
- Are Your Office Stars in Alignment?
Without encouraging and supporting the development of your staff, you may never realize your firm's full potential. In this week's AILA practice success tip, learn how to build a successful future for your business by aligning your star employees.
- Learn the ABCs of Employment-Based NIVs
Join us on August 2nd for this informational AILA web seminar on employment-based nonimmigrant visas (NIVs) that will cover H-1B, F-1, M-1, L, E, O, and P visas and more. Sign up for all five ABC seminars in live, CD, or downloadable formats & save 20%!
- Immigration Attorneys Turn to Online Media Petitions
The Huffington Post reports that more immigration attorneys are turning to online petitions to garner public support for cases where legal options have run out. You can view this story and more in AILA's daily immigration news clips here.
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