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USCIS Policy Update – Discretion for Adjustment of Status Application Decisions

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USCIS has made updates to its policy manual on the way they would adjudicate Adjustment of Status(AOS) applications filed using Form I-485 on Nov 17th, 2020.  The updated policy memo has new “Discretionary Factors” that would be used to make a decision on the Adjustment of Status(AOS) application with USCIS for getting Green Card. In this article, we will cover …

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Public Charge Rule Cancellation- Court Judgment on Hold

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Public Charge rule is one of the biggest regulations that was proposed by DHS last year. As per DHS, it impacts about 382,264 people annually. Also, it could impact about 50% or 200,000 marriage based green cards applicant as Boundless. Today, it was cancelled by a federal judge in court judgement. Public charge rule cannot be applied nationwide as per …

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Visa Bulletin – Filing Date vs Final Action Dates? How does it work?

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As many of you know, the October 2020 Visa Bulletin is out and there is some significant movement of priority dates in Employment based category for EB3, especially for Indian nationals under the “Dates for Filing” chart. There was some confusion created by USCIS first telling you need to use the “Final Action Date” and later updating that you can …

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Trump signs EO: 60 Days Pause for New GC Holders, No H1Bs Impact

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President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) today as shared by him previously yesterday, including the tweet that created confusion on suspending US Immigration. Most of the executive order is in-line with previous announcement on twitter, press release, with one addition to review non-immigrant visa programs. We will look at the entire Executive Order, why it is signed, summarize the …