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Recent BALCA Holdings

In a recent decision, BALCA determined that the employer verified sponsorship upon signing the statement certifying the conditions of employment on the mailed-in application and that the subsequent denial due to failed attempts to reach the employer to verify sponsorship was entered in error. The issue before BALCA in Matter … Continue reading

Effect of Expungement and Vacated Convictions in the Immigration Context

A criminal conviction, in general, carries obvious negative consequences. However, in the immigration context, a criminal conviction can result in even further consequences. For instance, a criminal conviction can result in removability, inadmissibility, or ineligibility for relief.  Because a criminal conviction carries such heavy consequences in the immigration context, questions … Continue reading

Visa Bulletin Update for October 2015

The U.S Department of State has recently updated the Visa Bulletin for October 2015. These updates affect some categories in the Family sponsored and Employment sponsored petitions. The Department of Homeland Security will be relying on this bulletin as the most up to date bulletin, rather than the one published … Continue reading