Downgrading your I-140: When one step back can be two steps forward

          Due to significant backlogging of employment-based visa priority dates, for certain individuals it may be of benefit to choose a lower-tiered employment-based visa category to expedite an individual’s ability to file for adjustment of status...

What happens when an I-140 is withdrawn?

When an I-140 is withdrawn, the petitioning company generally avoids any liability they have would toward that I-140 petition, particularly as it relates to ability to pay the Labor Certification wage. Thus, once a company withdraws an I-140 petition--regardless...

Bill Eliminating Employment-Based Per Country Cap Up for Vote in Senate

As you may recall, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, H.R. 1044, passed the House on July 10, 2019.  According to the summary of this bill on Congress.gov, this bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from...

EB-2 vs. EB-3: Foreign Degree Equivalencies

Most if not all prospective employment-based immigrants have a robust education and experience background. Often, that education was obtained from a university in a foreign country. However, owing to certain government regulations, in many instances...

Is Your Child Aging Out?

The term “aging out” occurs when a “child” applies for an adjustment of status and/or an extension of nonimmigrant status, but during the adjudication of the application the “child” turns 21 years old and is no longer eligible to receive the requested...