News Updates

CBP rolls out automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

October 1, 2014 Larrabee

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will cease issuing paper I-94 admission/departure records beginning April 30, 2013. Beginning April 30, 2013, U.S Customs and Border Protection will begin automating the I-94 process. Form I-94 provides nonimmigrants with proof that they have been lawfully admitted to the...

Immigrant Reform: A Summary of Proposals

Larrabee

Immigration Reform, Anyone? It was a busy week in immigration last week and it looks like it will continue in the coming weeks and months! Comprehensive Immigration Reform plans were announced by President Obama and by a bi-partisan group of eight Senators last week to "fix...

Immigrant Visas — Priority Dates and Predictions

September 17, 2014 Larrabee

 IMMIGRANT VISAS PRIORITY DATES AND PREDICTIONS OF FUTURE VISA AVAILABILITY The new federal fiscal year will begin on October 1, 2014, and with that comes the next infusion of immigrant visa numbers. These numbers will be applied to the quota backlogs, but the end availability remains impacted...

Department of State Amends Fee Schedule for Consular Services

September 15, 2014 Larrabee

Effective September 12, 2014, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application fees for certain visa categories will change. All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, with the exception of immigrant visa application processing fees paid domestically to the National...