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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2016 – An arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) can result in the revocation of a nonimmigrant visa. According to the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) of the Department of State (DOS) made public earlier this year, the DOS may prudentially revoke an otherwise valid nonimmigrant visa when it is notified that the visa holder was arrested or convicted of a DUI or similar offense within the previous five years. The new policy reflects a more aggressive approach to addressing concerns over DUI-related offenses based upon information which DOS receives post visa issuance, […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 18, 2015 – A class action lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and numerous government officials over changes in green card eligibility requirements in the amended October’s Visa Bulletin. The amended October Visa Bulletin released by the State Department moved the cutoff dates for certain Indian and Chinese immigrants backward, limiting the number of foreign nationals in those categories to submit green card applications. For Indian applicants, the dates were pushed back two years, and for Chinese immigrants, the dates were moved back 16 months. […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2015 – The Department of State (DOS) has retracted the Visa Bulletin of Sept. 9, 2015, which listed a set of filing dates for which immigrants could apply for an adjustment of status or immigration visa. A revised Visa Bulletin has moved these dates further back in time — the EB-2 Priority Date is now July 1, 2009. If an individual’s priority date is after that date, they cannot file in October. Additionally, the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) suspended all employment applications for all countries until Oct. 1, 2015 as they had […]


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