Author: Larrabee

Can Blockchain be Used for Travel or Immigration?

16:58 16 May in LAC Blog

We all have heard about blockchain and crypto currency or Bitcoin, but some of us may not fully understand it. There are many definitions of blockchain, but essentially, it is a decentralized, publicly accessible network that is highly secured. In other words, blockchain is a...

Ukraine designated for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

16:37 04 March in News Updates

Secretary Mayorkas Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians...


19:31 01 March in News Updates

IMMIGRATION UPDATE - February 28, 2022 HEADLINES Biden Administration Considers TPS, Other Measures for Ukrainians; Advocacy Organizations Weigh In; Consular Services Suspended in Kyiv – The Biden administration is considering implementing protections for Ukrainians in the United States, as Russia invades Ukraine in a rapidly...

FY 2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Opens on March 1

19:09 28 January in News Updates

USCIS Announces FY2023 H-1B Cap Initial Registration Period Will Open on March 1   KEY DATES: February 21                         Employers may create new accounts March 1 to March 18           Registrations for individual beneficiaries (employees) may be submitted March 18 to March 31         USCIS will conduct lottery and notify account holders of selections USCIS PRESS...


20:13 24 January in News Updates

IMMIGRATION UPDATE - January 24, 2022 HEADLINES 1. Biden Administration Implements New Actions to Increase Opportunities for STEM Students, Professionals, Others – Highlights of the new actions announced by the Departments of Homeland Security and State are summarized. 2. USCIS Notes 'Exceptionally High Number' of Employment-Based Green Cards...


20:35 19 January in News Updates

IMMIGRATION UPDATE - January 19, 2022 HEADLINES IMMIGRANT VISA BULLETIN February Visa Bulletin Warns of High Demand in Employment Fourth Category, Notes Upcoming Expiration of SR Religious Workers Category – High demand in the employment fourth preference category may necessitate the establishment of a worldwide final...

May I apply online to extend or change my nonimmigrant status?

21:23 10 January in LAC Blog

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) allows for electronic filing of certain applications for immigration benefits, including certain Forms I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.  The agency claims that this will get your application into their processing queue faster than mail delivery.  Given the...


23:08 05 January in News Updates

The filing window for registration to seek an FY2023 (10/1/2022 to 9/30/2023) H-1B cap-subject or quota number will likely open in March 2022. The earliest start date of employment for selected and approved petitions will be October 1, 2022. What are the H-1B quota limitations? Regular cap (Bachelor's...