PRESIDENT's EXECUTIVE ORDER
On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced executive action which extends immigration relief to parents who entered United States without any authorization if they have U.S. citizen and permanent resident children: only if:
they register, pay taxes and do not have any criminal background.
The relief comes in the form of postponement of deportation and ability to obtain employment authorization.
This announcement is an extension of DACA but does not grant any status and still leaves out many.
EB-5 China annual limits for investor immigrant petitions is reached this year. No new visa interviews at the Consulate will be scheduled this year. This does not preclude new filing of EB-5 petitions.
Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can seek extension and change of status special relief because of Ebola outbreak. Extension of certain parole and certain expedite requests can also be made as a special relief measure against Ebola.
H1B petition Approved? if you have an H1B petition filed and approved by your employer and are planning to come to the United States to work starting October 1st, 2014, it is time now to start your H1B visa application.
South American Children arriving at the southern border state of Arizona are detained. In an attempt to get the national attention anti immigrantion protestors stop the buses transporting these detainies to other states to alleviate detainee housing facility overcrowding.
Protestors demanded that these detainees should not be transferred to other states and voice their opinion that this is how the undocumented immigrants are released into the country. This seems to be another attempt by Arizona State to legislate on federal subject of immigration after the U.S. Supreme court held the state's prior immigration legislation unconstitutional.
May 12th: H4 dependants may soon be able to work.
USCIS proposed rules today to facilitate work authorization to certain H4 dependants considering that spouses on H1 should be authorized to work in order to reduce hardship on H1 workers. This will help H1 foreign workers to continue to stay within the united states.
This includes only H4 spouses who are awaiting the permanent resident processing with their H1B spouses.
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