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Department of Homeland Security Announces 24-Month Extension of OPT for F1 Students with STEM Degrees
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Attention F-1 students with a science, technology, engineering, or math degree: Did you know that on March 11, 2016, the STEM Optional Practical Training program was extended from 17 months to 24 months? See if you qualify and how to … Read More

The Facts about the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
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April 5, 2016 Download PDF The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure that people – including unauthorized immigrants – pay taxes even if they do not have … Read More

Is it permissible to enroll in school while in B-1/B-2 status?
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Special Instructions for B-1/B-2 Visitors Who Want to Enroll in School Is it permissible to enroll in school while in B-1/B-2 status? No, it is not.  The regulations, at 8 CFR 214.2(b)(7), specifically prohibit study in the United States while … Read More

Expectativa de imigrantes indocumentados não foi satisfeita
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Infelizmente a expectativa de muitos imigrantes indocumentados não foi satisfeita desta vez. A decisão da Suprema Corte foi empate (4 a 4) no julgamento da medida cautelar deferida no Texas que suspendeu os efeitos do DACA e o DAPA de … Read More

Federal Register Comment Period for Proposed USCIS Fee Schedule
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USCIS Seeks Immigration Filing Fee Increase United States The Department of Homeland Security is proposing increases in the filing fees for many USCIS petitions and applications. The proposed regulation – which is set to be published Wednesday – would raise … Read More

Como se preparar para sua entrevista de visto de turista
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Quer dizer que você vai visitar os Estados Unidos, conhecer os pontos turísticos e se divertir? Excelente. Mas providencie seu visto antes de comprar as passagens e reservar seu quarto de hotel. A melhor maneira de garantir uma viagem sem … Read More

DACA Recipient Deported After Visiting Mexico
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Even with permission to travel in hand, the mother of three U.S.-born children was expelled. Authorities in Chicago deported an undocumented woman to Mexico — even after she obtained permission to remain in the United States and travel to her … Read More

H-1B 2017
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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year … Read More

Green Card Processes
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Green Card Processes & Procedures Each Green Card category will have specific steps and procedures to follow. Listed below are some general processes and procedures to help you apply either while in the United States (known as “adjustment of status”) … Read More