USCIS online system to undergo maintenance from June 6-7

June 5, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

USCIS today announced that it will be will conducting system maintenance to the Contact Relationship Interface System (CRIS) on Saturday, June 6th, at 11:00 p.m. through Sunday, June 7th, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The government organization warns that during this time users may experience technical difficulties with one or…

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing from June 1

June 1, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will resume premium processing service for EB-1A and O-1 applicants. Starting from today, June 1, 2020, for non-immigrant work visas and I-140 employment-based green cards.  According to a press statement issued by the USCIS, the premium processing will…

US immigration looks murkier than expected Post-COVID pandemic 

May 11, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

Immigration to the U.S. under President Donald Trump and his administration has always been a scandalous topic. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. immigration measures were already being tightened. This is why skeptics have been long pointing out that the measures that the United States is taking have little or…

U.S. Government could ban work visas to the U.S. until unemployment rates normalize

May 8, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

Four Republican Senators have requested U.S. President Donald Trump to impose further restrictions on guest-worker visas. This would include H-2B visas for non-agricultural seasonal workers and H-1B visas for skilled specialty fields and tech positions, as well as the Optional Practical Training extensions for international students and the EB-5 investor…