Immigration News

Immigration is constantly being reformed and altered in the United States. Whether these changes are for better or for worse, Shabani & Associates stays one step ahead and guarantees to continue representing you and your case effectively. We believe that education enhances performance, and to better educate our clients about what is going on around them, we post the latest immigrstion news on this page for all of our clients to see, as some clients may be affected while others may be unaffected.

Gay Married Couple Receives Green Card Approval

It is “the first time in U.S. history a marriage-based green card petition filed by a gay couple has been approved,” advocacy group says. The move …

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Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

The H-2B ProgramThe H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. For more …

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DHS Inspector General Releases Report on Implementation of L-1 Visa Regulations

On August 9, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report containing recommendations aimed at improving the L-1 …

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Obama Deferred Action Program “DACA” Details Released!

SHABANI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Today, August 3, 2012, USCIS announced that it would be providing the form necessary, or the exact details of the “DACA” (yes, …

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DACA (Obama Deferred Action) Applications will be Available Today

In a press conference today, Director Mayorkas stated that the forms to be used in applying for DACA will be available on the USCIS website on Tuesday, …

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E-Verify get ready ALABAMA

Employment Eligibility Verification or E-Verify is an internet-based US government controlled system to help employers verify the employment eligibility of new hires. The E-Verification program …

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Secretary Napolitano Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that reduces the time U.S. citizens are …

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The New Provisional Waiver – What it Means and Who Can Use It

There is a great deal of confusion about the new provisional waiver regulation published by the Obama administration. Let’s be clear, this new regulation is …

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With Momentum Building for Immigration Reform, the Time to Prepare is Now!

Many people have been patiently awaiting comprehensive immigration reform for many years. They have been lulled to sleep by legislative inactivity, politicians’ broken promises, political …

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White House immigration plan offers path to residency

The legislation is being developed as members in both chambers of Congress are drafting their own immigration bills. WASHINGTON — A draft of a White …

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USCIS will begin collecting a new fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the USA

On February 1, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in …

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Green Card Through Investment

Entrepreneurs (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) who make an investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States and who plan to …

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Myths and Facts

Myths and Facts about the historic Passage of the Bill to end the Widow PenaltyFor further information, please visit ssad.org. MYTH: The Government gives Social …

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Grandfathering of Non-Hague Adoption Cases

Focusing on China and Guatemala this Tuesday January 31, 2012 on a national stakeholder teleconference. This Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT, you …

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More time for El Salvador TPS

The Secretary of Homeland Security has extended the designation of El Salvador for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months (from March 9, 2012 to …

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Fighting the Immigrations Scams

An unprecedented effort is taking place between the DHS, DOJ and FTC to fight against the scams in the immigration services. The U.S. government has …

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