The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule relating to the temporary entry of Canadian and Mexican citizen business persons into the United States. This rule replaces any references to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with references to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This final rule became effective on July 11, 2022.
The USMCA officially superseded NAFTA on July 1, 2020. According to DHS, Chapter 16 of the USMCA “general
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) urges Permanent Resident “Green Card” applicants who have received a request from USCIS for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to return the completed form as soon as possible by overnight, priority, or courier delivery.
USCIS requests a prompt response from applicants as it ramps up efforts to finalize adjustment applications. The agency is urging anyone within the United States who may be
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is announcing a trio of efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resource constraints resulting from the prior administration, USCIS inherited a significant number of pending cases and increased processing times. Through recent actions by the Biden administration, USCIS is acting to reduce these caseloads and processing times, while also ens
On Monday July 25, 2022, Simone Williams will be speaking at the National Bar Association (“NBA”) Convention on a panel diccussing current and emergent immigration issues, hosted by the International Law Section (ILS). The Convention is being held at the Renasant Convention Center, 255 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN. The ILS will also be hosting another panel with legal experts discussing international law issues. The details of both panels are as follows: Immigration Upda
Williams Global Law attorney, Simone Williams, recently received approval of an L-1A visa petition for a foreign entrepreneur from Ethiopia, who opened a new U.S. office of his Ethiopian company. His case was approved in one week without a request for additional evidence (RFE).
Ms. Williams has extensive experience with L-1 visa filings at USCIS, regularly preparing and filing them for our clients.
Williams Global Law has a particular depth of experience with both L-1A and
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing the second phase of the premium processing expansion for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, under the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.
This phase only applies to certain previously filed Form I-140 petitions under an E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as a member of professions with advanced degrees or exceptiona