Category: For Immigrants


A Breakdown Of President Trump’s Presidential Proclamation

Today, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation that will go into effect at 12:01 am ET on June 24, 2020. Here are the high-level implications: What does the proclamation do?…

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The Black Community Stood For Me And It’s Time To Return The Favor

These past few weeks’ events are a poignant reminder of a sad truth in America today: that we still live in a country where many are judged not by the…

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USCIS To Ease Back Into Premium Processing, At Least For Now

With much of America reopening in stages, the USCIS will resume many of its normal operations through the months of June and July. Starting tomorrow, June 4th, the USCIS will…

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RFE Rates Remain High For Employment-Based Non-Immigration Visas

O-1 initial approval rate declined from 90.8% in 2019, to 89% in the second quarter of 2020. The O-1 RFE rate increased from 26.4% in 2019, to 30.1% in the…

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How to Read and Understand the Visa Bulletin

For anyone going through the green card process, you’re probably familiar or at least heard of the visa bulletin. The visa bulletin can be difficult to read and navigate. Here…

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A Breakdown of President Trump’s Executive Order

On Monday, President Trump announced his plan to sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. To anyone going through the immigration…

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Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID)

Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) A Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is USCIS’ way of letting you know that they don’t expect your application to be approved. However,…

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USCIS suspends premium processing

USCIS has temporarily stopped taking requests for premium processing. Premium processing allows applicants to fast-track the visa application processing time to 15 days–for an additional fee of $1,440. Without premium…

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Founder Spotlight: Vicki Guan

Authored by Annie Blay I recently got to spend some time talking with Vicki Guan, co-founder of Evri. She’s one of our innovative and inspiring customers who has drawn on…

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COVID-19 updates from Legalpad

While there isn’t an exact playbook to follow, sometimes it helps to know your options. Legalpad is committed to keeping you informed on developing news and updated policy changes. Providing…

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