Category Archives: Blog

La Muy Esperada Memorándum del USCIS Para Adjudicar Los Perdones I-601a

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by Gabriel

  Finalmente, el USCIS ha publicado un memorándum de póliza que incluye las directrices  sobre cómo las peticiones del perdon I-601A serán adjudicadas. Esta información es fundamental para los abogados que son capaces de analizar correctamente los casos de elegibilidad. El... [ Read More ]


Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by Gabriel

Finally, after having been in drafting stages for more than one year, the USCIS has published a policy memo which includes the much anticipated guidelines on how the I-601A Waiver petitions will be adjudicated.  This information is critical in attorneys being able to properly analyze... [ Read More ]

I-601a Waiver Expansion

Posted on August 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

I-601a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver of Inadmissibility Expansion  On July 22, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security sought to expand the eligibility for people who may qualify for a provisional I-601a “Stateside” waiver. Prior to this change which is set to go... [ Read More ]

Silicon Valley Immigration Attorneys MJ LAW | EB-1 and O-1A Visas: A smart option for entrepreneurs, inventors, and talented STEM professionals

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

With our immigration law offices in San Jose and San Francisco, we frequently assist in successfully obtaining visas for the diverse foreign talent that has enriched the high tech industry. Many foreign IT workers think only about applying for an H1-B visa to work in the US. However,... [ Read More ]

O-1 Visa For Entertainers, Athletes & Others Of Extraordinary Ability

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Gabriel

The United States offers the O-1 visa to artists, entertainers, athletes, and other people of extraordinary ability who are coming to the US to perform, compete, or work in their specialty. This so-called “genius visa” attracts a variety of temporary workers to America to showcase... [ Read More ]

FY 2017 H1-B Visa Fee Increase

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

As April 1st gets closer, many are getting ready to file their H1-B Visa under the FY 2017 H-1B Visa quota. Unlike previous years, this year’s will be quite different for certain applicants. On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed a new law that will increase the H1-B Visa ... [ Read More ]

DHS Amends Regulations to Improve H-1B, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1 Classifications

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Gabriel

On January 15, 2016, the DHS released a set of regulations to improve various non-immigrant classifications including, H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1.  These regulations will improve the programs and eliminate all of the hassle that places these workers at a disadvantage. This blog will... [ Read More ]

FY 2017 H-1B Filing fees raised as per Consolidated Appropriations Act

Posted on December 22nd, 2015 by Gabriel

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 which was signed into law by President Barack Obama last week, requires companies having more than 50 per cent of employees that are on H1B or L1 Visa status and more than 50 employees overall to have to pay an additional $4,000 per H-1B... [ Read More ]

Is your priority date near? If so, there is great news for you! (Update on the Visa Bulletin)

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by Gabriel

During this last month, the department of state issued a revised edition of the visa bulletin. With this revised edition of the visa bulletin, people whose priority date is a year away will be eligible to submit their adjustment of status application. In the meantime, they will be... [ Read More ]

L-1A Visa: Office Space Requirement

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Gabriel

                  One of the key requirements for the L1-A Visa is to show proof of sufficient physical premises of the US Office. This blog will answer a few questions regarding the L-1A Visa Office Space Requirement. What is the L-1A... [ Read More ]

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