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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 [...]

Announcement: New Payment Procedures for U.S. Visa Applicants in the Philippines

Categories: DOS, Manila, Philippines, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Embassy in Manila|

Beginning June 1st, the U.S. Embassy in Manila will change its banking partner from Bank of the Philippine Islands (“BPI”) [...]

USCIS Resumes Form I-129 and I-140 Premium Processing

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, Form I-129, Form I-140, Premium Processing Fee, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS|

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is scheduled to resume Form I-907 Request for Premium Processing Service for Form [...]

Announcement: USCIS to Resume In-Person Services on June 4

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, Immigrant Visa, Non-immigrant Visa, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa|

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is scheduled to resume non-emergency in-person services on June 4th. On March 18, [...]

Announcement: Limited American Citizen Services in Vietnam Resume on June 1st

Categories: Consular Report of Birth Abroad, COVID-19, CRBA, Ho Chi Minh City, Immigrant Visa, Non-immigrant Visa, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, U.S. Visa, Vietnam, Visa|

The United States Mission to Vietnam which includes the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General Ho Chi Minh [...]

Update on Visa Waiver Program Entrants Requesting Satisfactory Departure from Local USCIS Field Offices

Categories: AILA, Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, Non-immigrant Visa, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa, Visa Application, Visa Applications, Visa Free, Visa Waiver Program, VWP|

Individuals in the United States admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”) are not allowed to file for an extension [...]

Enterline and Partners Successfully Obtains I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility for Fraud/ Misrepresentation

Categories: American Spouse, Fraud, Fraud in Obtaining US Visas, Immigrant Visa, Immigration Lawyer, Interview, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Visa, Visa|

Enterline and Partners recently obtained an I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility for a client who was refused an immigrant visa. The [...]

David Enterline Was Recently Interviewed About the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

Categories: David Enterline, EB-5, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa, EB-5 Lawyer David Enterline, EB-5 Visa, EO, Executive Order, Immigrant Visa, Immigration Lawyer, Interview, Trump, U.S. Visa, USCIS, Visa|Tags: |

David Enterline was recently interviewed by Ms. Jenny Nguyen of American Lending Center about the United States EB-5 immigrant investor [...]

House Introduces Legislation to Increase Immigrant Visas for Foreign Doctors and Nurses

Categories: COVID-19, DHS, DOS, Immigrant Visa, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Government, U.S. Visa|

The United States House of Representatives has introduced companion legislation to the recently proposed Senate bill which would increase the [...]

United States Federal Court Judge Denies TRO Filed Against Trump’s Immigration Ban to Protect Children

Categories: Affidavit of Support, EO, Executive Order, Immigrant Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policy, Trump, U.S. Federal Court, U.S. Government, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Visa|

A U.S. Federal Court Judge has denied a request for a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) filed against U.S. President Trump’s [...]

United States CBP Reports Sharp Increase on Electronic Devices Searches for 2019 Fiscal Year

Categories: CBP, Customs and Border Protection, Lawful Permanent Resident, LPR, Port of Entry, U.S. Citizen|

The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency (“CBP”) has released statistics on the number of border searches conducted on [...]

United States Senate Introduces Legislation to Increase Immigrant Visas for Foreign Doctors and Nurses

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, Immigrant Visa, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Government, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa|

New legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate to grant unused immigrant visas to foreign healthcare professionals to [...]

Trump’s Immigration Ban May Result in More Employment-Based Immigrant Visas Being Issued

Categories: DHS, DOS, EO, Executive Order, Immigrant Visa, Lawful Permanent Resident, LPR, Trump, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Visa, Visa|

United States President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (“EO”) banning certain immigrants from immigrating may end up increasing the number of [...]

Temporary Restraining Order Filed Against Trump’s Immigration Ban In Order to Protect Children

Categories: COVID-19, EO, Executive Order, Immigrant Visa, Immigration, Immigration Policy, Trump, U.S. Visa, Visa|

The first group of litigants have filed a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) against U.S. President Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban. The [...]

Announcement: USCIS Extends In-Person Services Suspension through June 3rd

Categories: Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, Ho Chi Minh City, Immigrant Visa, Interview, Manila, Non-immigrant Visa, Taipei, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa|

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has announced that in-person services at its offices will reopen as early [...]

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Petition Statistics Released by the USCIS for Fiscal Year 2020 Q1

Categories: China, Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, EB-5, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Rule, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa, EB-5 Investment, EB-5 Investors, EB-5 Visa, Form I-526, Green Card, I-526, I-526 Petition, I-526 Petitions, I-829, I-829 Petition, Immigrant Visa, Investment, Lawful Permanent Resident, LPR, U.S. Visa, U.S. Visa Process, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa|Tags: |

The United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (“USCIS”) has published its quarterly performance data for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by [...]

Trump’s Immigration Ban Has Just Been Released. And It’s Not As Bad As We Expected.

Categories: COVID-19, DHS, DOS, E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, EB-2, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa, EB-5 Visa, EO, Executive Order, Green Card, Immigrant Visa, Non-immigrant Visa, Student Visa, Tourist Visa, Travel Document, Trump, U.S. Visa, USCIS, Visa, Visa Waiver Program|

Today U.S. President Donald Trump signed his threatened Executive Order (‘EO”) as the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present [...]

Stuck in the US on the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) – Requesting a 30-day extension

Categories: CBP, Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, Customs and Border Protection, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa Free, Visa Waiver Program, VWP|

Citizens of many countries qualify for the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”) which allows for visa-free entry upon approval of [...]

Trump Tweets He Will Stop All Immigration: No Need to Fear (Yet)

Categories: COVID-19, EO, Executive Order, Immigrant, Immigrant Visa, Immigration, Immigration Lawyer, Immigration Policy, Public Charge, Trump, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Federal Court, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Visa, U.S. Visa Applicant, US Visa, Visa|

United States President Donald Trump tweeted late in the evening on April 20th that he intends to sign an Executive [...]

Will The New EB-5 Processing Policy Help Children Who Might Otherwise Age Out?

Categories: China, Citizenship and Immigration Services, David Enterline, DOS, EB-5, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa, EB-5 Investors, EB-5 Lawyer David Enterline, EB-5 Visa, Immigrant Visa, Immigration Lawyer, India, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Vietnam, Visa, Visa Bulletin|Tags: |

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced it would change the way it will processes I-526 Petitions (“petitions”) [...]

Announcement: DOS Continues to Encourage Medical Professionals with Approved Petitions to Seek an Emergency Visa Appointment

Categories: AIT, American Institute in Taiwan, COVID-19, DOS, Form I-129, Form I-140, Immigrant Visa, International Office, Interview, Medical Conditions, Non-immigrant Visa, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy & Consulate, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, U.S. Embassy in Manila, U.S. Visa, US Department of State|

The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has reiterated its earlier announcement that despite the worldwide suspension of routine visa appointments, [...]

The Effect of Breaks in Continuity of Residence on Eligibility for Naturalization

Categories: Abroad, Apply, Citizenship and Immigration Services, COVID-19, Immigrant Visa, Lawful Permanent Resident, LPR, Naturalization, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa|

Are you a lawful permanent resident (“LPR”) of the United States and want to become a U.S. citizen?  If you [...]

Announcement: USCIS Extends In-Person Services Suspension through May 3

Categories: COVID-19, Immigrant Visa, InfoPass Pilot Program, Interview, Non-immigrant Visa, U.S. Visa, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, Visa|

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will extend in-person services suspension at Field Offices, Asylum Offices and Application Support Centers [...]