Work Authorization for Spouses of Visa Holders L2s H4s and Es

Work Authorization for Spouses of Visa Holders

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are authorized to work in the United States just by virtue of holding L-2 or E status but may continue applying for […]

Case Processing Delays

Processing Delays

Why Hasn’t Your Case Been Decided Yet? Nationwide, you and millions of families, businesses, and individuals applying for immigration benefits are waiting longer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process and approve applications and petitions.

Admission To the US and your I-94

Admissions to US Deadlines

When you enter the United States, you are inspected by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent. After approving your admission to the United States, the border inspector does two things:

Decoupling of Combination Cards for EADs and Advance Parole


Are You a Green Card Applicant with a Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status Application?If so, you may be expecting to receive an employment authorization document (EAD) and advance parole (AP) combo card. However, USCIS recently began issuing the two documents separately.

COVID Vaccines and Green Cards

COVID Vaccines and Green Cards

Individuals submitting Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, on or after October 1, 2021, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

How a Bill Becomes a Law


It may be exciting to hear about Congress introducing immigration bills, particularly if it may benefit you, your family members, or friends, however, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the legislative process.

International Entrepreneur Rule July 2021

International Entrepreneur Rule

In 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relaunched the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), allowing it to exercise its discretion to grant temporary entry to foreign nationals who will provide a “significant public benefit” to the United States based on their role as an entrepreneur of a recently formed start-up business.

Interview Waivers June 2021

Interview Waivers

Individuals who are required to obtain a visa to enter the United States must apply at a U.S. consulate abroad. A critical part of the application process involves an in-person interview at the consulate to verify information in the application and ask questions about eligibility for the visa.

Investment Visas and Risk

Investment Visas and Risk

Recently, there have been some advertisements or promises a “no-risk” E-2 or EB-5 investment, but they are misleading.

Social Security Number Applications

Social Security Card

U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that applicants for lawful permanent resident, or green card status are now able to apply for a Social Security number (SSN) or replacement card when filing a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

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