A win for International Students: Controversial Student Visa Rule Rescinded

July 17, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the decision made by the Trump administration has been rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online sessions next semester. US District Judge Allison Burroughs…

US Visa Restriction could spell Doom for the US Economy

July 13, 2020 by Prabalta Rijal

“Apple would not exist without immigration,” -Tim Cook, Chief Executive Apple Inc Immigrants are critical to the country's long-term economic growth. Although they constitute 13.6% of the U.S. population, immigrants have started 52% of Silicon Valley's technology companies and contributed to more than 25% of the global patents. They make…

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…