New Rule Titled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers”

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On November 17, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security issued a new rule titled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.”  This new rule increases job flexibility for foreign workers and especially those born mainly in India and China who are caught in the horrifically long…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

BIA Says Arizona Shoplifting Law Is A Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

Categories: Case Law Update

On November 16, 2016 the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) sustained the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) appeal in Matter of Diaz-Lizarraga, 26 I&N Dec. 847 (BIA 2016).  The immigration judge (“IJ”) had terminated (dismissed) the removal proceedings.  Counsel argued and the IJ agreed that shoplifting under Arizona Revised Statutes §13-1805(A) was not a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT)….

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Ohio Domestic Violence Conviction Not A Deportable Crime

Categories: Case Law Update

On November 7, 2016 in an unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) found a conviction for violating Ohio Revised Code 2919.25(a) is not a deportable offense pursuant to INA 237(a)(2)(E)(i).  In order for an immigration judge to find someone removable for a state crime, the court must determine if the state crime is…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

Read ILW’s Article on USCIS’s Raising Filing Fees

Categories: In the News

Last week, USCIS announced an increase in filing fees.  The increase averages about 20%.   ILW.com published this article written by Attorney Turovskiy on the issue. DHS increased the filing fees on the forms I-129, I-130, I-485 and the N-400.  So anyone filing a visa petition for a relative must pay a higher filing fee.  Anyone…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

DHS to Raise USCIS Filing Fees

Categories: In the News

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will raise filing fees for many of the most prominently used applications and petitions.  DHS indicates that it would incur a $560 million dollar shortfall without this increase.  The new fee structure will roll out in approximately sixty (60) days.  Some of the filing fee increases…

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Author: Philip Eichorn