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Visa Parole for Filipino Vets to Start June 8

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Good news to the Filipino veterans of World War II! They don’t have to wait very long before being reunited with their loved ones as the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it will grant parole to the beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petition and allow them to stay in the US while awaiting their immigrant visa numbers.

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Problematic Relative Petitions

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A US citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR) petitioner may encounter a number of issues when filing for his/her spouse. Commonly encountered are issues relating to the petitioner’s previously filed petitions, huge gap in the age of petitioner and beneficiary, their cultural differences, language barriers and other USCIS-identified marriage fraud indicators.

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Proposed H-2C Visa to Benefit Nurses and Less Skilled Workers

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A bill to create a new visa program for temporary foreign workers has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeff Flake. Known as the Willing Workers and Willing Employees Act of 2016, the bill would create a 10-year guest worker pilot program.

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USCIS Issues H-1B Filing Instructions

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H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2017 that starts October 1, 2016 will be accepted beginning April 1, the USCIS announced last March 16.

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Philippines 3rd Leading Country of Origin of New Citizens

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The Office of Immigration Statistics recently released information on the foreign nationals aged 18 years and older who naturalized in 2014.

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F-1 STEM Students Can Now Stay Longer

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A new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule just gave international students with F-1 visa two more years of on-the-job training here in the US.

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H-1B Processing After Cap is Reached

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2017 has been reached. Over 236,000 petitions were received during the filing period that ended on April 7.

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Prepare for H-1B Filing Now

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will once again open its doors to H-1B cap applications and considering that the applications for last fiscal year was 233,000, it is safe to assume that it will exceed this figure this year.

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Immigration Options for Crewmen

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Sometimes ship crewmembers ‘jump ship’ while their vessel is in the US in the hope that they can obtain their green card and build a better life.

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Despite Latest DAPA Setback Immigrants Remain Hopeful

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President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) continue to be held up in the courts. With the recent unfavorable ruling of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Obama administration has appealed to the United States Supreme Court on November 20, 2015.

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