Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Proposed Achieve Act for Certain Undocumented

In November 2012, two Senate Republicans introduced the Achieve Act, legislation that could offer renewable work permits to undocumented young people living in the United States. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Jon Kyle, both of whom are retiring in the near future, introduced the bill with support of Congressional Republicans but to a lukewarm response… Read more »

Do Unemployment Rates Affect H-1B Visa Applications?

With the recent downturn in the United States unemployment rate, some individuals can take advantage of the H-1B visa, a three-year, non-immigrant visa for professional foreign workers operating in the United States. Do you qualify for this specialized visa? A qualified immigration attorney can let you know for sure. What is the H1B Visa? The… Read more »

Provisional Waiver Process Becomes Effective

DHS announced today, that the long-awaited provisional waiver process – announced back in April 2012 – has been finalized and will become effective March 4, 2013. The provisional waiver allows for the filing of a new form,¬†I-601A, for qualifying relatives of US citizens present in the US PRIOR to a departure to attend an immigrant… Read more »