Attorney Williams writes OpED on EB-5 Program, which was published by the Hill
March 7, 2019
Simone Williams moderated an International Trade and Business panel in Dakar, Senegal
July 4, 2018
Simone to appear on RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson on May 28th!
May 13, 2019
USCIS Updates Policy to Toughen Extension of Nonimmigrant Worker Petitions
November 13, 2017
Under updated policy guidance, USCIS has authorized its employees to re-adjudicate beneficiaries’ eligibility for certain nonimmigrant classifications when requesting extension of stay, even if no changes were present. The guidance applies to nearly all nonimmigrant classifications filed using Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.
The updated guidance instructs officers to apply the same level of scrutiny not only when reviewing initial application for a nonimmigrant visa, but also for extension requests, even where the underlying facts are unchanged from a previously approved petition.
Due to the updated policy, it is possible that the USCIS may delay sending future requests for evidence and increase processing times.