Tag: adjustment of status

Suspended Final Decision on Employment-Based I-485s

USCIS announced that final adjudication of employment-based I-485s is suspended for the remainder of FY2015 due to the statutory cap being reached for the employment-based preference categories. USCIS will accept current I-485s and resume final adjudication when visa numbers are available.

For more information please visit AILA.

Revised Procedure for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status

Big news last week from the USCIS and DOS. Applicants with approved I-130s and I-140 immigrant visa petitions can now file for immigrant visas through the Department of State or adjustment of status through USCIS before their priority dates are current. The actual visa/green card/adjustment cannot be approved until the priority date is current, but filing ahead of time may allow for the visa/green card to be approved as soon as is available.

Until now, the immigrant visa/adjustment application could not be submitted until the priority date was current, which resulted in lengthy waits for approval during a period when the individual technically was eligible to already have the visa/green card in hand.

Visit the USCIS website for this important change.

Board of Immigration Appeals Reverses Discretionary Denial of Adjustment

unlawful votingThe Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) sustained the respondent’s appeal and found the immigration judge erred in denying his application for adjustment of status as a matter of the discretion. Unpublished BIA decision reverses discretionary denial of adjustment application upon finding respondent’s positive equities outweighed his conviction for driving while intoxicated and more than $1,200 in student debt. For more details please check Misumi case.

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Marriage-Based Green Card Document Guide

We work hard to make your immigration case easy for you. Use this easy guide to help you organize the documents that you would use if you are eligible to submit an application for a marriage-based green card application. You should consult with an attorney to figure out if you are eligible for a green card before you submit any applications or documents to the U.S. government.