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Thursday, October 29 2020
No Change in India Filing Chart for Visa Bulletin
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has finally released the November 2020 Visa Bulletin. There is some movement in the final action (FA) chart, but the dates for filing (DF) chart remains nearly completely unchanged. 
USCIS will continue to accept Adjustment of Status applications based on the filing chart as well for November 2020. So if you were running late on your October filing, you are still in the clear :-)
For links to these updates please check my website.
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Friday, October 16 2020
Premium Processing Fees Increased, USCIS Not acting to Expand Program (yet?)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it will increase fees for premium processing, effective Oct. 19, as required by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, Pub. L. No. 116-159, signed into law on Oct. 1. The USCIS premium processing service allows petitioners to pay an additional filing fee to expedite the adjudication of certain forms, generally within 15 days. The Act included the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act, which requires USCIS to establish and collect additional premium processing fees, and to use those additional funds for expanded purposes.

Pub. L. No. 116-159 increases the fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, from $1,440 to $2,500, for all filings except those from petitioners filing Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status. The premium processing fee for petitioners filing Form I-129 requesting H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status is increasing from $1,440 to $1,500.

Any Form I-907 postmarked on or after Oct. 19 must include the new fee amount. If USCIS receives a Form I-907 postmarked on or after Oct. 19 with the incorrect filing fee, we will reject the Form I-907 and return the filing fee. For filings sent by commercial courier (such as UPS, FedEx and DHL), the postmark date is the date reflected on the courier receipt.

Pub. L. No. 116-159 also gives USCIS the ability to expand premium processing to additional forms and benefit requests, but USCIS is not yet taking that action. Any expansion of premium processing to other forms will be implemented as provided in the legislation.​

Let your congressman know what you think about USCIS's failure to expand premium processing to family based immigration cases, such as spouses and stepchildren of US Citizens.

Find out whom your local congressman is here, and remember.... your vote matters:

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Friday, October 09 2020
Vote - Like your life depends on it.

A message to anyone that is a US citizen, and a reminder to those that are not to encourage those that are to vote.

Vote like your life depends on it. A message from Samuel L. Jackson.

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Friday, October 02 2020
Judge Blocks Trump's Ban on Foreign Workers

In other big news of the day, the courts overruled limits on visas for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that President Trump overstepped his authority in suspending new visas for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, enabling major companies like Microsoft, Goodyear Tire and Exxon Mobil to resume bringing employees from abroad.

The next issue is that the US Embassy and Consular Posts are in dissaray at the moment, so we can expect a real Wild West as to how many visas may be issued and at which posts around the world. Stay tuned.

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Friday, October 02 2020
The Audacity of Hope... Hicks.

It came to me this morning that it really all does come down to the Audacity of Hope just as Obama had told us all along. 

Hope Hicks that is.

Perhaps now we can find out once and for all how effective injecting Clorox Bleach is at curing this disease. 

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