AC21 Portability and Concurrent Filing of an Immigrant Work Petition and Adjustment of Status Applic

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25th Oct 2002

As you may be aware, on July 31, 2002, the INS issued interim regulations on the simultaneous filing of immigrant work petitions (I-140) and adjustment of status applications (I-485). The new regulation provides important benefits for employment-based applicants seeking permanent … more

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New H-B Extension Exception About to Become Law

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15th Oct 2002

Immigration news on Capitol Hill was made early last week. Congress has stressed to the public its highest priority is establishing the Office of Homeland Security. And until this new agency was established, one should not expect any new immigration … more

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In Precedent Decision, Board of Immigration Appeals Reverses Immigration Judge and Finds Requisite L

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10th Oct 2002

In a recent precedent decision, In re Recinas, the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) reversed an Immigration Judge’s denial of Cancellation of Removal for a single mother of six, and found that “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” existed in her … more

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Ashcroft’s War on Aliens

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2nd Oct 2002

Much has changed in the world of immigration law and policy over the past thirteen months. Before September 11, 2001, Congress and the President were talking about renewing 245(i). There were proposals for updating and extending registry. A new amnesty … more

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