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USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for 2019

For All Fiscal Year 2019 Cap H-1B Petitions Effective Today, January 28, 2019 On Friday, January 25, 2019, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that effective Monday, January 28, 2019, USCIS will resume accepting requests for its Premium Processing service for Fiscal Year 2019 Cap-subject H-1B Petitions, including H-1B petitions subject to the advanced degree exemption (“master’s cap”). How does this affect your H-1B Status: Effective immediately,

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USCIS H-1B Deadline Approaching

Reflecting on Martin Luther King’s words, “Even though we face difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” We acknowledge that every immigrant has a dream, and here at Margaret W. Wong & Associates we help your dream of citizenship become a reality! Update on H-1B Filings Each spring, the H-1B visa “lottery” causes the H-1B visa to become a hot topic among employers, F-1 students on Optional

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Government Shutdown 2018

Government Shutdown USCIS & EOIR Closures

The US Federal Government shutdown (called the “federal funding hiatus”) has affected many aspects of the government, including the immigration infrastructure. The news media report on widespread closures. USCIS reports on Government Shutdown: “The current lapse in annual appropriated funding for the U.S. government does not affect USCIS’s fee-funded activities. Our offices will remain open, and all individuals should attend interviews and appointments as scheduled. USCIS will continue to accept

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Child from India gets DACA on second attempt

First attempt fails B.P. is a citizen of India who entered the United States prior to 16 years of age. In August 2015, he filed I-821D, Application for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with the assistance of his prior attorney. His I-821D application had remained pending since then by the time he retained our office to assist him with the case in early April 2016. His DACA

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