As of November 1, 2022, New York City, California, Rhode Island, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Washington have passed Equal Pay Transparency Laws. In many of these jurisdictions, these laws require that salary ranges be posted when they may otherwise not be required to do so by the U.S. Department of […]
“But What About My Medical Exam?” Quick tips for how to handle Adjustment of Status-related medical exams
The Form I-693 medical exam has long been a standard building block of the Adjustment of Status application for applicants already present in the U.S. As I-485 processing times and priority dates waiting times have steadily increased, the debate about when to provide the completed medical exam has varied drastically. As of June 2022, […]
The USCIS has issued a temporary final rule that allows for a 540 day automatic extension for some EAD renewal applications. This is a significant increase from the previous rule that allowed for a 180 day extension. This rule goes into effect immediately and affects the EAD categories mentioned below. In the realm of […]
The Immigration Group is pleased to announce that Victoria Gentry, the firm’s Managing Attorney, will serve as the Chair of the Immigration Practice Committee of the Nashville Bar Association for the 2022 calendar year.
The Nashville Bar Association committees evaluate important bar or court-related issues. The Immigration Committee will host quarterly events and at least […]
The Department of Homeland Security now requires that all visa holders entering the U.S. from Mexico or Canada via land or ferry must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. This new policy does not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), or U.S. nationals. The following groups are excepted from the […]
The New Policy:
The Department of State has extended its visa interview waiver policy. This policy gives U.S. consulates discretion to waive the visa waiver interview for certain nonimmigrant visa categories. Each consulate will decide internally whether it will be implementing the policy and to what degree. Here are the biggest changes under the new […]
For September, which is the last month of FY 2014, the EB-2 India category will advance by more than three months to May 1, 2009. The EB-3 Philippines category will advance by ten months to April 1, 2011. No other backlogged employment-based green card categories will advance in September. The Department of State indicates […]
As of August 2014, the USDOL is processing PERM applications filed in March 2014, audited cases filed in March 2013, and reconsideration requests submitted in August 2014. The processing of PERM prevailing wage requests is within the 60-day target timeframe, with prevailing wage determinations issuing for requests submitted in July 2014.