USCIS to Increase Premium Processing Fees

By ALG | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on USCIS to Increase Premium Processing Fees

USCIS will increase premium processing fees from $1,225 to $1,410 effective October 1, 2018. Premium processing is an optional service that is currently authorized for certain employment-based petitioners filing Forms I-129 (nonimmigrant visas) or I-140 (permanent residence). The system allows petitioners to request 15-day processing if they pay an extra fee. The optional premium processing…

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Pratibha Agarwal Elected to Board of Directors, Just Neighbors

By ALG | May 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Pratibha Agarwal Elected to Board of Directors, Just Neighbors

We are pleased to announce that Pratibha Agarwal, Principal Shareholder, was elected to the board of directors of Just Neighbors, a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to serving the region’s immigrant community.   Just Neighbors opened its doors in 1996 after a group of pastors and attorneys came together in an effort to resolve…

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Workplace Enforcement/Raids:  What can Employers Expect to See?

By ALG | February 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Workplace Enforcement/Raids:  What can Employers Expect to See?

7-Eleven stores in over 15 states have found themselves to be the focus of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the agency increases its efforts in eliminating the hiring and employment of an illegal workforce in U.S. businesses.  ICE has issued Notice of Inspections, commonly known as “Silent Raids,” to several 7-Eleven stores where the…

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Potential Changes to EB-5 Regulations

By ALG | February 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Potential Changes to EB-5 Regulations

The EB-5 program is an investment-based option for permanent residence for individuals who are able to invest $500,000 to $1 million in a U.S. commercial enterprise which results in the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs. Should investors be able to meet these requirements, both the applicant and their qualifying family members will receive…

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Trump Administration Terminates TPS for El Salvador

By ALG | January 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Trump Administration Terminates TPS for El Salvador

On January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for citizens of El Salvador to be effective on September 9, 2019.  TPS provides lawful status and work authorization to people already in the United States from countries affected by armed conflict or natural disasters. The TPS program for Salvadorans was implemented…

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