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News2020-09-07T10:39:32+07:00

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U.S. Embassy in Manila Resumes Limited In-Person Passport Service Operations on September 1st

Categories: Philippines|

The American Citizen Services (“ACS”) at the U.S. Embassy in Manila will resume limited in-person passport service operations on [...]

Department of States Expands Non-Immigrant Visa In-Person Interview Waivers

Categories: Non-immigrant Visa, USCIS|Tags: , , , |

The United States Department of State (“DOS”) has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive in-person interviews [...]

House of Representatives Passes Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, DHS, Trump, U.S. Government, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

On Saturday, August 22, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed The Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act (H.R. [...]

DOS Provides Update on Public Charge Inadmissibility Following Temporary Injunction

Categories: COVID-19, DOS, DS-5540, DS-5540 Public Charge Questionnaire, Immigrant Visa, Non-immigrant Visa, Public Charge, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Visa, U.S. Visa Applicant, Visa|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

DOS Provides Update on Public Charge Inadmissibility Following Temporary Injunction Following a nationwide injunction issued by a federal [...]

Announcement: USCIS Filing Fee Changes to Become Effective on October 2, 2020

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigrant Visa, Non-immigrant Visa, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa|Tags: , , , , , , |

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has posted for public inspection an advanced copy of a final rule [...]

Announcement: DHS Issues Revised Policy on Foreign Students Outside the United States

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A week after United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) rescinded it’s earlier policy requiring foreign students to depart the [...]

Announcement: Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks DOS and DHS from Implementing Public Charge Inadmissibility

Categories: COVID-19, DHS, DOS, Immigrant Visa, Public Charge, Trump, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Visa, Visa|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A United States federal judge issued a nationwide injunction temporarily blocking the Department of State (“DOS”) and the Department of [...]

Announcement: CDC Issues One Month Extension on Immigrant Visa Medical Evaluations

Categories: CDC, COVID-19, Immigrant Visa, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Visa, United States Centers for Disease Control, Visa|

The United States Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) has approved a one-month extension on medical evaluations conducted for immigrant visa [...]

Hong Kong Born Nationals Facing Long Wait Times for Immigrant Visas

Categories: China, EO, Executive Order, Immigrant Visa, Immigration, Immigration and Nationality Act, Non-immigrant Visa, Trump, U.S. Visa, Visa|

On July 14, 2020 President Trump signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act of 2020 and at the same time signed [...]

Congratulations to David Enterline – 25 years as an American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) Member

Categories: AILA, David Enterline, EB-5 Lawyer David Enterline, Immigration Lawyer, U.S. Attorneys|

Congratulations to David Enterline who has reached 25 years as an American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) member. AILA is the 15,000+ [...]

Announcement: Hong Kong and Taiwan Consulates to Resume Visa Application Services on July 15, 2020

Categories: F-1|

The U.S. Consulate General for Hong Kong and Macau and the American Institute in Taiwan (“AIT”) resumed routine visa services [...]

Enterline and Partners Successfully Expedites CR-1 Visa with Direct Consular Filing at U.S. Embassy in Manila

Categories: American Spouse, Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, CR-1, CR-1 visa, DCF, Direct Consular Filing, Form I-130, Form I-130A, I-130, Immigrant Visa, Immigration Lawyer, Manila, Philippines, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Embassy in Manila, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, USCIS Policy, Visa|

Enterline and Partners recently represented a newlywed couple living in the Philippines in an expedited I-130 Petition for Alien Relative [...]

Announcement: Foreign Students No Longer Able to Engage in Full-Time Online Course Work for Fall Semester 2020

Categories: F-1|

The United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has announced a new policy related to foreign students studying in the [...]

Are K-1 Fiancé Visas Exempted Under Trump’s Immigration Ban?

Categories: COVID-19, DOS, EO, Executive Order, Form I-129F, Ho Chi Minh City, Immigration Lawyer, Non-immigrant Visa, Petition for Alien Fiance, Philippines, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Manila, U.S. Visa, Vietnam|

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s April 22nd Executive Order (“EO”) as the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a [...]

Trump’s Amended Immigration Ban Exempts Children of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Categories: COVID-19, EO, Executive Order, Immigrant Visa, Lawful Permanent Resident, LPR, Trump, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Visa, Visa, Visa Waiver Program|

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s June 22nd proclamation amending a previous Executive Order (“EO”) restricting immigration to certain immigrant and [...]

Actions to Take When a Client’s I-526 Petition Enters Processing Limbo

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, EB-5, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa, EB-5 Investors, EB-5 Visa, Form I-526, I-526, I-526 Petition, I-526 Petitions, Immigrant Visa, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, USCIS Policy, Visa|Tags: |

EB-5 investors and projects continue to contend with lengthy delays in the processing of I-526 Petitions. Average processing times have [...]

Trump Extends Immigration Ban to Certain Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants

Categories: COVID-19, EO, Executive Order, J-1, L-1A, Non-immigrant Visa, Travel Document, Trump, U.S. Visa, Visa|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today, U.S. President Donald Trump amended a previously signed Executive Order (“EO”) extending the current immigration ban to specific [...]

Announcement: U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City Scheduled to Resume Limited Immigrant Visa Interviews on June 29

Categories: COVID-19, CR-1, CR-1 visa, DOS, Ho Chi Minh City, Interview, IR-1 visa, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy & Consulate|

The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City has announced that starting on June 29, limited immigrant visa interviews will [...]

The Writ of Mandamus for EB-5 Immigrant Investors

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, EB-5, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa, EB-5 Investors, EB-5 Visa, Form I-526, I-526, I-526 Petition, I-526 Petitions, I-829, I-829 Petition, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS|Tags: |

In recent years, processing on many U.S. immigration petitions and applications has slowed down considerably. Perhaps none have slowed more [...]