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Department of State Issues October 2016 Visa Bulletin

This week, the Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for October 2016. EB-5 Unfortunately, the expected movement as the U.S. government begins a new fiscal year did not materialize for the EB-5 visa category. The date for final action for the EB-5 visa category for mainland China born applicants advanced only one week from … Continue Reading

A Pending Application for H-1B Extension Does Not Confer Lawful Status

In a recent unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) upheld the denial of an immigrant’s application for adjustment of status on the basis that the immigrant failed to maintain lawful status for more than 180 days. The BIA confirmed that merely having a pending application for an H-1B extension does not confer lawful … Continue Reading