Friday, September 21, 2018

Tucson Refugees Arrested For Immigration Fraud

TUCSON, Ariz. - On Aug. 8, 2018, a federal grand jury in Tucson returned an eleven-count indictment against Mohamed Abdirahman Osman, 28, and Zeinab Abdirahman Mohamed, 25, both living in Tucson, Arizona, for violations of false swearing in an immigration matter and false statements to a government agency. 

The indictment alleges that Osman and Mohamed, while living in China, applied for and were granted refugee status in 2014.  The husband and wife entered the United States and have been living in Tucson since the time of their entry. In June 2015, Osman and Mohamed submitted applications for Legal Permanent Residence Status to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  The indictment further alleges that material submitted in support of their refugee applications and their applications for Legal Permanent Residence Status contained false, ficti

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Immigration Services Available for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut

USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.

The following services may be available on a discretionary basis upon request for individuals who have been directly affected by Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut, including:

  • Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States. If you don’t apply for the extension or change before your authorized period of admission expires, we may excuse the delay if it was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control;
  • Re-parole of individuals USCIS previously granted parole to;
  • Expedited processing of advance p

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

USCIS Publishes Revised Form G-28 and Extends Grace Period for Prior Versions

USCIS has published a revised version of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, with an edition date of 09/17/18. This revised version removes the geographic requirement for sending an original notice to a U.S. address for attorneys and representatives that had been added to the 05/05/16 and 05/23/18 versions of the form.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

USCIS Sending Text and Email Messages About Online Filing

We are sending text and email messages between Sept. 17 and Sept. 20, 2018, about filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card online. If you are a lawful permanent resident and your Green Card has expired or is about to expire, or if you need to replace it for another reason, you may file Form I-90 online. Go to the Form I-90 page on our website to begin your online application process.

If you are a conditional permanent resident whose Green Card is about to expire, do not submit Form I-90. Instead, use Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence or Form I‑829, Petition by Entre

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Visa Bulletin November 2018 Predictions

For official October 2018 Visa Bulletin and analysis, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2018/visa-bulletin-october-2018.aspx

Please see November 2018 Visa Bulletin Predictions below (for both Family Based and Employment Based):

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F115JUN1115JUN1115JUN1115SEP9708FEB07
F2A15SEP1615SEP1615SEP1622AUG1615SEP16
F2B22DEC1122DEC1122DEC1108JUN9701JUN07
F315JUL0615JUL0615JUL0608JAN9615JUN95
F408MAR0508MAR0515MAY0401FEB9808JUL95
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored 
All Chargeability 
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland 
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F108MAY1208MAY1208MAY1208DEC9801MAR08
F2A01JAN1801JAN1801JAN1801JAN1801JAN18
F2B08JUN1408JUN1408JUN1408JUL9722DEC07
F308FEB0708FEB0708FEB0701APR9901AUG97
F415JUN0515JUN0515JAN0501JUL9808MAY96

Saturday, September 15, 2018

USCIS to Welcome Approximately 45,000 New U.S. Citizens During Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Themed Ceremonies

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the agency will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, with over 260 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Sept. 14 to 23 as part of this year’s celebration of Constitution Week. 

Approximately, 45,000 lawful permanent residents will become America’s newest citizens during the annual commemoration honoring both the signing of the U.S. Constitution 231 years ago on Sept. 17, 1787, and an observance that began in 1940 as “I Am an American Day.”

USCIS’ Constitution Week activities will feature a naturalization ceremony at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg, Virginia where USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna will administer the Oath of Allegiance and provide congratulato

Friday, September 14, 2018

October 2018 Visa Bulletin Analysis

For October 2018 Visa Bulletin, please click here: https://www.mygcvisa.com/visa-bulletin/2018/visa-bulletin-october-2018.aspx

Please see below analysis of October 2018 Visa Bulletin:

Family Based:
Final Action Dates
Dates For Filing Applications
"Final Action Date" is the date when when USCIS/DOS may render their final decision on submitted applications. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F1+1 Month 23 Days+1 Month 23 Days+1 Month 23 DaysNo Change+1 Month 7 Days
F2A+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month+1 Month
F2B+21 Days+21 Days+21 Days+23 Days+23 Days
F3+1 Month 14 Days+1 Month 14 Days+1 Month 14 DaysNo Change+7 Days
F4+1 Month 7 Days+1 Month 7 Days+23 Days+7 Days+7 Days
"Date for Filing Application" is the date when you can submit I-485/NVC applications to USCIS/DOS. Your priority date should be before this date.
Family-
Sponsored
All Chargeability
Areas Except
Those Listed
CHINA-mainland
born
INDIAMEXICOPHILIPPINES
F1No ChangeNo ChangeNo Change+1 Month 7 DaysNo Change
F2ANo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change
F2BNo ChangeNo ChangeNo Change+14 DaysNo Change
F3+3 Months 16 Days+3 Months 16 Days+3 Months 16 Days+2 Months 14 Days+1 Year 10 Months
F4+1 Month+1 MonthNo Change+21 Days+4 Months 7 Days