New 2-year EADs for LPR applicants

Effective June 30th, 2008 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will issue Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) valid for two years to individuals who have filed Form I-485, Application for Adjust Status to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) but are on the waiting line as immigrant visa numbers are not … Continue reading

OPT extension rule challenged in court

On May 29, 2008, a conglomerate of anti-H1B organizations including the Immigration Reform Law Institute, The Programmers Guild and a few other groups, filed a lawsuit in the U.S District court in Newark, NJ challenging the authority of the DHS in creating a rule such as the OPT extension rule. … Continue reading

ImmiLetter Vol. III – Issue 6: June 2, 2008

Proposed Rule to Re-engineer H-2B Process Changes proposed to temporary Labor Certification Process The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has published its advance copy of a proposed rule modifying the existing H2B process, specifically the Temporary Labor Certification process. The proposed rule will re-engineer the H2B filing and review … Continue reading