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Donna Rudnicki is an associate in the Immigration and Compliance Practice at Greenberg Traurig. Her practice includes U.S. business immigration matters in the medical, energy, financial services, and communication fields. She has experience with B, L, H, TN, and O nonimmigrant visas as well as with PERM, multinational manager, outstanding researcher/professor, and national interest waiver based I-140 immigrant petitions and Adjustment of Status applications. She also has experience with drafting complex/specialized RFE responses. Prior to starting with Greenberg Traurig, Donna served as a Federal Law Clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division as well as at another large business immigration-based law firm.

On May 24, USCIS provided additional information related to implementation of its expanded premium processing program. First announced March 29, 2022, USCIS stated its intention to expand premium processing to
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On Aug. 28, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new policy guidance “to address requirements for ‘residence’ in statutory provisions related to citizenship, and to rescind previous guidance regarding children of U.S. government employees and members of the U.S. armed forces employed or stationed outside the United States.” USCIS has updated its Policy Manual to clarify the distinction between residence and physical presence in the United States and to clarify that short visits to the United States do not establish residence as well as to state that children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members residing outside the United States are no longer considered to be “residing in the United States” for purposes of acquiring citizenship under INA 320. This policy will become effective Oct. 29, 2019. 

Continue Reading Friendly Fire: USCIS Deploys New Definition of ‘Residence’ in Statutory Provisions Related to Citizenship