September 2015
USCIS has announced that it is revising the procedure for determining visa availability for foreign nationals wishing to apply for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status (green cards). Why Change the System?  The purpose of the new system is to afford DOS greater accuracy in predicting the demand for immigrant visas, and permitting the...
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The season for being able to e-file certain USCIS forms is drawing to an end.  There will be a new Electronic Immigration System in the future, which will take Legacy’s place.  USCIS is already working on this new system.  What does this mean for those would like to e-file their applications in the next month...
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International students in the US in F-1 status may apply for a year of optional practical training (OPT) following their graduation, regardless of their major.  In 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a regulation granting additional OPT time for F-1 international students whose degrees are in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or...
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Green card signature requirements waived.  A change was made to green card signature requirements in February, 2015, though many immigrants remain unaware of the fact.  Where previously the signature requirement was waived for children under the age of consent, or those with a disability that would prevent them from signing, now a signature is not...
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7/8/2015 USCIS Provides Accommodations for Disabilities Individuals often require an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, or other special accommodation when they appear in person at USCIS, yet USCIS field officers report that many do not take advantage of this assistance.  This may be due to applicants being unaware of the procedure for requesting such accommodations....
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