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Disappointing Ruling on DAPA and DACA+

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Without any explanation, the US Supreme Court gave Pres. Barack Obama’s immigration initiatives another blow as it denied last Oct. 3 a petition to rehear United States v. Texas, also known as the DAPA and DACA+ case.

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Visa Parole for Filipino Vets to Start June 8

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Good news to the Filipino veterans of World War II! They don’t have to wait very long before being reunited with their loved ones as the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it will grant parole to the beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petition and allow them to stay in the US while awaiting their immigrant visa numbers.

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Parole for U Visa Holders and Family Members Residing Abroad

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Good news to U visa petitioners and their relatives who are residing abroad.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has agreed to allow them to apply for a parole to facilitate their entry to the United States while waiting for their visa to become available.

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Proposed H-2C Visa to Benefit Nurses and Less Skilled Workers

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A bill to create a new visa program for temporary foreign workers has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeff Flake. Known as the Willing Workers and Willing Employees Act of 2016, the bill would create a 10-year guest worker pilot program.

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Immigration Fraud and the U Visa

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The U visa is a temporary visa granted to victims of certain criminal activities which occurred in the United States, US territory or US military installation. It is granted to victims who suffered substantial mental or physical abuse as a result of the criminal activity and who, as a result of being at the receiving end of such an unfortunate circumstance, possess credible and reliable information about the criminal activity.

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Philippines 3rd Leading Country of Origin of New Citizens

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The Office of Immigration Statistics recently released information on the foreign nationals aged 18 years and older who naturalized in 2014.

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Judo Athlete Qualified for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability

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The employment-based first preference visa (EB-1) is granted to persons of extraordinary ability. They don’t need a job offer and they may self-petition. It is one of the fastest ways to get a green card.

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H-1B Processing After Cap is Reached

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The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2017 has been reached. Over 236,000 petitions were received during the filing period that ended on April 7.

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Pointers for Filing Petition to Remove Green Card Condition

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Conditional permanent residents (CPRs) who gain their residency status through their marriage to a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) need to file Form I-751 (petition to remove the conditions on residence) within 90 days prior to the expiration of their status. 

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Immigration Options for Crewmen

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Sometimes ship crewmembers ‘jump ship’ while their vessel is in the US in the hope that they can obtain their green card and build a better life.

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