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DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speaks at 2019 Immigration Symposium

Watch DMCA Partner Marisol Perez speak at the 2019 St. Mary’s Law School’s Immigration Symposium. In her speech, Marisol addresses I-601A waivers and other important issues in consular processing. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with a U.S. consular post abroad or is considering traveling for an

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Friday, March 8, 2019

DMCA has a podcast!

DMCA published its first episode on its new podcast today. In the first episode, Lance Curtright discusses what to expect in removal proceedings. If you have ideas for topics for future episodes, please let us know and we’ll try to work them in. https://www.buzzsprout.com/263228/977517-removal-proceedings?fbclid=IwAR3_Nzdjj4UATxAx79lGz-T_womsgdWfhbBfoiB-R7ebF09YkAvYWYqGlrY

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Friday, March 1, 2019

H-4 EADs and H1B Cap Season

In May 2015 USCIS issued a final rule allowing certain H-4 dependent spouses to  apply for an employment authorization document (EAD).  The current administration has issued a new rule that proposes to end employment authorization for these same H-4 visa holders. This rule could be finalized as quickly as May

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

H1B Cap Season: What You Need to Know Now

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced partial implementation to new rules regarding cap subject H1Bs. The new rules will have minimal effects regarding the application process for fiscal year 2020, but partial implementation of the new rules will favor H1B applicants with U.S. Master’s degrees this year.  Full

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Why February 5, 2019 is important for student visa holders

On August 9, 2018, USCIS issued a memorandum on how unlawful presence would be calculated for student visa holders in F, J, and M status. Before the memo was issued the student would not begin to accrue unlawful presence until the day after a formal finding was made by the government. Under

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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