最新消息:STEM学生的OPT延期有望达到24个月

October 21, 2015
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10月19日,一个平凡的星期一。但是,从DHS传来了令无数F-1学生振奋的消息:STEM学科留学生的OPT延期有望达到24个月! 历史回顾:一波三折的STEM OPT延期 2015年8月12日,美国哥伦比亚地区联邦法院在Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. USDHS (Civil Action No. 14-529) 的案件审理中,认为美国移民局允许STEM学生延长OPT实习时间的法规有程序瑕疵,勒令该法规从2016年2月12日开始失效。考虑到马上废止该法律会波及到大批的外国学生和美国雇主, 法院同意搁置该废止法令六个月。 在六个月内,移民局可以按照行政程序法的要求, 弥补程序瑕疵, 改正并通过新规则。 read more →

Creation of Two Separate Charts Containing Separate Cutoff Dates May Allow for Substantially Earlier I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status Filings

September 11, 2015
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In publishing its October 2015 Visa Bulletin, the Department of State (DOS) officially introduced the creation of two separate cutoff date charts for each visa category, intended to allow applicants from oversubscribed countries and categories to possibly advance their immigrant cases even when there may not be a visa number yet available to them, i.e.,.. read more →

Visatopia Experiences Continuous Growth in 2015

April 28, 2015
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Due to the trust and referral of our clients and the support of our friends and professional staff, Visatopia has experienced tremendous growth. To meet the higher expectations of our growing list of clients, we are proud to announce the addition of Mr. William D. Johnson as Of Counsel, relocation of our Irvine office, and.. read more →

April 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB2 China moves forward about 7 months, EB3 China moves backward about 10 months

March 11, 2015
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Department of State has released the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. Accordingly, the following highlights summarize the relevant changes for our clients. For EB1, all cut-off dates remain current. For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all cut-off dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. The cut-off date for China-mainland born moved forward about 7 months.. read more →

DHS Extends Employment Authorization Eligibility to Certain H-4 Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

February 25, 2015
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Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective May 26, 2015, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to specific H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. Individuals eligible for this benefit include specific H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who.. read more →

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year from Managing Attorney

February 18, 2015
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To Our Dear Clients and Friends, Happy New Year!  The upcoming Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep.  The Chinese Lunar New Year is a time for loved ones to gather together to reflect on the past year and celebrate in traditions to bring good fortune for the next twelve.. read more →

March 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB2 China moves forward about 6 months

February 16, 2015
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Department of State has released the March 2015 Visa Bulletin. Accordingly, the following highlights summarize the relevant changes for our clients. For EB1, all cut-off dates remain current. For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all cut-off dates except China-mainland born and India remain current. The cut-off date for China-mainland born moved forward about 5 months.. read more →

Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) Available February 18, 2015

February 2, 2015
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Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) Available February 18, 2015  According to the USCIS website, USCIS will begin accepting requests for expanded DACA on February 18, 2015. Who: Individuals with no lawful immigration status who are seeking initial or renewal DACA. What: Extends the deferred action period and employment authorization to three years from two.. read more →

February 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB3 China moves forward another 6 months

January 16, 2015
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February 2015 Visa Bulletin – EB3 China moves forward another 6 months Department of State has released the February 2015 Visa Bulletin. Accordingly, the following highlights summarize the relevant changes for our clients. For EB1, all cut-off dates remain current For EB2 (including National Interest Waiver), all cut-off dates except China-mainland born and India remain.. read more →

Free H1B Seminars on selected Saturdays! Open House every Wednesday afternoon!

January 13, 2015
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  The Law Offices of Deacon Zhang is hosting a series of Free H1B Seminars, limited seating 25, please RSVP early! read more →