Blog Archives

Premium Processing Resumes

Phased Premium Processing begins for I-140 Immigrant Visa Petitions and I-129 Visa Petitions for Temporary Workers, including the H-1B and L- visa categories By Donald W. Parker, Immigration Attorney On May 29, 2020, the USCIS announced the phased resumption of

Posted in Uncategorized

Trump Administration Quietly Changes 25-Year-Old Rules Related To Misrepresentations

In September and October of 2017, the State Department quietly changed the rules that consular officers must follow when determining whether a foreign national has made a misrepresentation of a material fact.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

The Rescission of the DACA Program

On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program will be ending. DACA was put in place by the Obama Administration in June of 2012. It provided a period of deferred action from

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Uncategorized

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Portions of President Trump’s Travel Ban

The Supreme Court’s Order also defines what it means by a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

Tagged with:
Posted in Uncategorized

Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Petitions Beginning on April 3, 2017

US Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced late last week that beginning on Monday, April 3, 2017, and continuing for a period of up to 6 months, it will not accept any new Premium Processing requests for a pending or

Posted in Uncategorized

The FY 2018 H-1B Cap to Open on April 1st

As has been the case in the past several years, with improving economic conditions and increased hiring, we anticipate that demand for the limited number of H-1B visas will again vastly exceed this year’s supply. Last April, the U.S. Citizenship

Posted in Uncategorized

Immigration Ban: Some Clarity, More Confusion

Full Impact of President’s Executive Order Provisionally Revoking All Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas Issued to Nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen Is Still Not Clear On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order

Posted in Uncategorized

Trump’s Immigration Ban and What Lies Ahead?

Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Temporarily Banning Admissions of Nationals from Certain Countries and Delaying and Limiting Refugee Admissions On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the

Posted in Uncategorized

Immigration Alert: The Trump Effect

On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the next President of the United States.  Throughout his campaign President-Elect Trump railed against our country’s current immigration policies and promised radical changes – including swift deportation of those who

Posted in Uncategorized

New STEM OPT Extension Rules Go into Effect on May 10, 2016

On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov) (“DHS”) published a final rule that significantly revises portions of the work authorization process for F-1 students.  The new rule, which will go into effect on May 10, 2016, addresses

Posted in Uncategorized

Parker Gallini logo

Parker Gallini LLP
Business Immigration Law Firm
460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 350
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 810-8990

parkergallini.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Blog Archive