Online Change of Address

Aggie Hoffman

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a new version of its online tool that allows users to change their address more quickly and easily. The Change of Address tool is at www.uscis.gov. Users will simply complete a single form with questions that guide them through the process. In addition, the updated tool is now compatible with multiple Web browsers and confirms the change by email.

Jamie

Aggie Hoffman goes above and beyond the call of duty for an immigration lawyer. My case was especially challenging because it is extremely rare to get approval for a national interest waiver (EB-2) without a request for evidence, but due to Aggie’s stellar expertise, she handled every angle with magical precision and I received my waiver! Her grade is an A+ for my case and I add 10 plusses.

Aggie worked faster than I could fill in my own applications, which she also helped me with; she was always there for me at my side when I had a question or concern; she explained everything to me in simple terms if and when I became confused or worried. Overall, I received an outstanding professionalism and care in Aggie’s hands, which even included much-needed words of encouragement and reassurance along the way. Aggie Hoffman is the Michael Jordan of all lawyers in America HANDS DOWN!! Thank you so much Aggie!! I am eternally indebted.

H1-B & H2-B Updates

Aggie Hoffman

H-2B: USCIS announced that it has resumed processing all form I-129 H-2B visa petitions. This is in view of the Court Order in Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas et al v. Solis, 2:09-cv-00240-LDD (E.D. Pa) which declared that the four tier wage methodology rule of the U.S. Dept of Labor (DOL) in making a prevailing wage determination was not acceptable. Accordingly, DOL has published an Interim Final Rule, making required changes in line with the court’s opinion. H-1B visas for 2014: On April… [ Continue reading ]

SCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2014

Aggie Hoffman

Premium Processing for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions to Begin April 15, 2013 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 cap on Monday, April 1, 2013. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition for which the correct fee has been submitted; not the date that the petition is postmarked. The cap (the numerical limitation on H-1B petitions) for FY 2014 is 65,000. In addition, the first… [ Continue reading ]

USCIS Announces Intention to Accept Waivers of Inadmissibility

Aggie Hoffman

USCIS has announced that on March 4, 2013 it will begin accepting for filing the Application for Provisional Waivers of inadmissibility. This will benefit immediate relatives (spouses and parents of US citizens) by allowing the intending immigrant to remain in the US (thus minimizing separation of family) while the USCIS determines whether (s)he immigrant should be allowed to immigrate even though (s)he has been in the U.S. in unlawful status for one year or more. The determination will be based on a demonstration of “extreme… [ Continue reading ]

Filing for Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals

Aggie Hoffman

Yesterday was the first day the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On Tuesday, Alejandro Mayorkas, USCIS Director held another news briefing about the process offered to DREAMERS. In his opening paragraph, Mr. Mayorkas stated: “Deferred Action does not confer lawful status.” This is repeated in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) released by the USCIS yesterday: The statement also appears on p. 2 of the 9 pages of instructions for completing the application (form I-821… [ Continue reading ]

DREAMERS Are Now “Childhood Arrivals”

Aggie Hoffman

On Friday, August 3, 2012, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director, Alejandro Mayorkas, held a conference call to provide information on benefits available under the “deferred action” process. As the label indicates, the benefit granted is “a deferral” of any action that may be taken against the applicant due to unlawful status. Once the period of deferred action ends, the applicant will revert to whatever status (s)he had before the temporary reprieve was granted. The benefits of the program recognize the plight of children… [ Continue reading ]