Over 41,000 Nonimmigrant Visa Denied Under the Muslim Ban Will be Reopened Based on Emami v. Nielsen Court Decision
Some great news! As a result of a lawsuit against the Muslim Ban and its unclear and inconsistent waiver process, the government has agreed to provide relief to 41,000+ non-immigrant visa applicants denied a waiver by Presidential Proclamation 9645.
As one of the best immigration law firm for Persian/Farsi-speaking clients, ImmigraTrust Law understands Iranians' unique challenges when navigating the U.S. visa process. One common goal for many of our clients is to bring their fiancé to the United States. The fiancé visa, also known as the K-1 visa, allows a U.S. citizen to sponsor their fiancé to come to the United States to get married.
Extension of Nonimmigrant Status – Prior Approval Will Not Matter – New Trump-Era Rule
It is a common misconception to think that prior approval from immigration agencies will be a positive factor for new immigration applications. That is not always the case. And, in fact, immigration agencies came out with a new explicit rule this fall that prior approval will not be taken into consideration when evaluating extensions of nonimmigrant visas.
Applying for an Employment Visa? Expect to be Interviewed – New Trump-Era Rule
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this fall that in accordance with President Trump’s Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, all applicants that filed an I-140 (Immigration Petition for Alien Worker) will be required to attend an interview.
The implementation of the Executive Order has varied greatly from airport to airport, as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have or have not been complying with federal court emergency stays and temporary restraining order. Furthermore, the State Department and Department of Homeland Security have provided varying official statements and quotes to the media regarding the effect of the Executive Order.
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