Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

USCIS Reaches 65,000 H-1B Visa Cap For 2023
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS announced on August 24, 2022, that it reached the federally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2023 as well as the 20,000 H-1B visa for the US ad...

Why Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Choose Illinois
Mario A. Godoy

On August 5, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum to defer for 18 months the removal of Hong Kong residents in the United States on August 5, 202...

What Is PERM Labor Certification?
Mario A. Godoy

PERM Labor Certification is the most widely used opportunity to obtain an employment-based green card. If you’re considering hiring a foreign w...

How To Transfer a Green Card to Another Employer
Mario A. Godoy

Under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act (AC21), some H-1B professionals can transfer their employment-sponsored green card...

New Resources For Foreign STEM Workers
Mario A. Godoy

To support the United States’ economic recovery, the U.S. wants to attract more foreign STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) worke...

NEW! Online Filing for Parolee I-765 Applications
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain parolees can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, o...

Phase 2 of USCIS I-140 Premium Processing Starts Aug 1
Mario A. Godoy

USCIS is expanding premium processing launched earlier this year. On Aug. 1, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement th...

H-1B Visa Expired? The American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act Could Help!
Mario A. Godoy

H-1B visa holders face challenges if they need to renew their visa or they want to change employers. This creates a crisis for foreign workers when th...

What Is A Receipt Notice?
Mario A. Godoy

A Receipt Notice, Form I-797C, Notice of Action, is an official legal document from USCIS to prove that they have received your immigration petition. ...

Updated Transfer of Underlying Basis Process
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released updated guidance regarding requests for the “transfer of underlying basis” between empl...

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