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2024 H-1B Lottery Dates

February 26, 2024|Contributed by: Zachary New

After several proposed rules, a final change in the lottery structure, and fees set to increase on April 1st, USCIS is finally all set to begin the H-1B lottery process for 2024 (the FY 2025 H-1B lottery).  For those who are being entered, are entering individuals, or are considering entering individuals, here are the key […]

Refugees and Asylees Generate Billions of Dollars in Tax Revenue

February 25, 2024|Contributed by: Luke Niermann

The United States Department of Health and Human Services release a report in February 2024 on the fiscal impact that refugees and asylees have had in our communities over the last 15 years. The report showed that between 2005 and 2019, refugees and asylees paid a staggering $123.8 billion more in taxes more than they […]

The ICE Victim-Centered Approach Directive

February 23, 2024|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

On August 10, 2021, ICE issued Directive 11005.3, “Using a Victim-Centered Approach with Noncitizen Crime Victims.” For immigration attorneys, intricate knowledge of the complex web of immigration laws, regulations, and agency policies is crucial to advocating effectively for our clients. One such policy, Directive 11005.3, titled “Using a Victim-Centered Approach with Noncitizen Crime Victims,” brings […]

Most USCIS Filing Fees Increasing April 1, 2024

February 22, 2024|Contributed by: Jennifer Howard and Ryland Warner

On January 30, 2024, USCIS announced that many of the filing fees for immigration applications will increase starting April 1, 2024. The fees of almost all forms will be increasing, including fiancé(e) petitions, family-based petitions, non-immigrant status extension requests, work permits, travel documents, employment-based petitions, green card applications, and others. One notable change will be […]

New H-1B Changes on the Horizon for Lottery Season

January 24, 2024|Contributed by: Zachary New

With this year’s H-1B lottery right around the corner, USCIS is pushing out new updates and new policies that will have a major impact on the way the lottery is run this year.  As of the time of this writing, they have not yet announced the specific dates the registration period will be open for, […]

IRAP Publishes Government Documents on Getting Crucial Information on Your Files Through FOIA

January 23, 2024|Contributed by: Aaron C. Hall, Esq.

Individuals with potential immigration applications or cases in immigration court need to have the most accurate information possible on their immigration history. Because immigration files on individuals can span decades and often consist of hundreds or thousands of pages housed within different federal agencies, they often need to request copies of files through the Freedom […]

New Guidelines for Children’s Cases in Immigration Court

January 23, 2024|Contributed by: Luke Niermann

On December 21, 2023, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued a memorandum, effective immediately, providing important guidance for cases in immigration courts where the lead or sole respondent is a child (defined as under the age of 21) or where a witness is a child. Through this memorandum, EOIR announced that it was […]

Navigating the I-751 Process for Conditional Permanent Residents

December 31, 2023|Contributed by: Luke Niermann

When noncitizens obtain permanent residence based on marriage, they are granted conditional permanent residence if the marriage is less than two years old on the date that permanent residence is granted.  Conditional permanent residents must then file an I-751 in order to transition from a two-year conditional status to a permanent resident status that is […]

DHS Extends TPS Re-Registration Periods for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

December 30, 2023|Contributed by: Jennifer Howard

On September 8, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would be extending from 60 days to 18 months the periods to re-register for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for TPS beneficiaries from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. On December 13, 2023, DHS published a federal register notice reiterating the […]

Stateside Visa Renewal Program Has Been Announced

December 28, 2023|Contributed by: Zachary New

At long last!  The limited, pilot, and did we say limited? Stateside Visa Renewal Program Has Been Announced In what is great news for up to 20,000 individuals in the U.S. seeking to renew their visas without having to make an international trip and risk being stuck outside of the U.S., the Department of State […]


Appeals & Federal Litigation Cases


We’ve filed a case challenging the US Department of Labor over a new rule that dramatically hikes wages for H-1B, H-1B1, PERM and E-3 cases.



This case challenged the Presidential Proclamation 10014 and 10052 with respect to DV winners. The judge has certified the case as a class action …



This case challenged visa processing delays and the Trump Administration’s immigrant visa ban, Presidential Proclamation 10014.



This case features “pair[s] of star-crossed lovers” on whose lives, like Romeo and Juliet’s, a plague has wreaked havoc.



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