In a heavily divided decision, Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of young immigrants who were included on their parents' visa petitions as minors, but turned 21 as their parents waited for their visa numbers to become current, could not be converted into a more appropriate visa category. The U.S. immigration laws provide for a specific number of permanent resident visas, often known as Green Cards, every year. These Green Cards
As a part of our regular pro bono campaigns, our Managing Partner, Ms. Lisa Brenman presented an information session on immigration law to University of District of Columbia (UDC) undergraduate students.
The presentation engaged students in a discussion on history of immigration, the current immigration debate, and potential solutions forward. The students enjoyed learning about the complexities of immigration, and were surprised at the serious troubles many immigrants face
Starting this month, USCIS has limited the validity period for all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to one year from the date of submission to USCIS. Note that the Form I-693 must also be submitted within 1 year of the immigration medical examination. USCIS will also provide additional ways to submit Form I-693. As outlined in policy alert PA-2014-005, this updated policy applies to any Form I-693 supporting a benefit application that USCIS