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Screenshot of Table A in January 2024 visa bulletin

EB2 dates advance in January 2024 Visa Bulletin

Good news for EB-2 (which includes EB2 NIW) in the upcoming January 2024 visa bulletin you can consult here. Dates move forward significantly and that means that applicants waiting to adjust status or complete their process from abroad using Consular Processing are getting closer to receiving their green cards. Why is January an important month? January

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Workers laid off in 2022-2023 source layoffs.fyi

Layoffs and H-1B visas: how to protect yourself

In the recent few months, the United States is going through a layoff wave that has affected hundreds of companies and thousands of workers. According to the website layoffs.fyi, more than 68,000 employees were laid off in January 2023 from 200+ companies in the tech sector alone. Some of the most well-known organizations engaging in these

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Premium Processing for EB2 NIW Screenshot from USCIS website

USCIS fully implements Premium Processing for EB2 NIW

USCIS announced on January 12, 2023 that they are making Premium Processing fully available for green card applicants filing under the EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) category, as well as those under the EB-1C category for Multinational Executives and Managers. Premium Processing for EB2 NIW will cost $2,500 and will guarantee a decision in 45 calendar

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Summary of USCIS fee increases in 2023

USCIS fees to increase in 2023

The United States Immigrations and Citizenship Services (USCIS) agency has published a proposal that would increase the fees most immigration applicants pay. Among the reasons for this increase, USCIS cites the insufficient revenue collected from petitioners to cover the high workload they have. USCIS funds 96% of their operations through costumer fees and not from Congressional funds,

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Total number of GC issued

USCIS processed a record number of green cards in 2022

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released their annual report “Fiscal Year 2022 Progress Report”. In this document they summarize the main challenges and progress achieved during the fiscal year, which ran from October 2021 to September 2022.  Key Takeaways from the report The report is an easy-to-read 14 page document that is full

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USCIS Fireside chat

USCIS committed to reduce backlogs – but fees may go up soon!

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not only aware of the backlogs that many applicants suffer, but is committed to find solutions to tackle this problem. Last month, the USCIS Director Ms. Ur Jaddou, and the CIS Ombudsman, Ms. Phyllis Coven, sat down for a rare Fireside chat. This one-hour long conversation was

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