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Are You Eligible for a WAiver of your I-751 Interview?

Posted by Karol Brown | Jun 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Katrina Mendoza For the last few years, the adjudication of I-751 Petitions to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence by USCIS has been significantly backlogged. The global pandemic has only exacerbated these delays, leaving hundreds of thousands of conditional permanent residents with their...

L2 Work Authorization and EAD Automatic Extension Updates

Posted by Karol Brown | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Feiya Go Job hunting is hard enough. Ever go through 18 interviews at a trendy tech company only to be told you weren't a good fit? How about seeing the application portal that makes you manually enter each experience again, even though you just uploaded your resume? All this warrants a deep b...

USCIS Announced Expansion of Premium Processing

Posted by Karol Brown | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Andrea Lee The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the expansion of premium processing service to more case types. Premium processing is an expedited adjudication service for specific types of forms filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is currently a...

Lawyerist Podcast; Get Started with KPIs, with Karol Brown

Posted by Karol Brown | May 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

In this episode of the Lawyerist Podcast, podcast host Stephanie talks with the managing attorney for World One Law Group, Karol Brown, about the importance of tracking KPIs in your law firm and what metrics you should track. In Karol's firm, they realized they were not measuring enough, so they ...


Posted by Karol Brown | Apr 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

☎ 425.250.8110 | ✉ Contact Us The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has notified people regarding H1B registration lottery results for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Registered agents started receiving notifications on H1B 2023 lottery results on March 25, 2022. On Marc...


Posted by Karol Brown | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program is an Obama-era program that provided protection against deportation for over 700,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. To be eligible for the program, immigrant children had to be under the age of 16 and arrive in th...

Today is first day of h-1b cap lottery for 2020

Posted by Karol Brown | Apr 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today, April 1 2019, is the first day of the new H-1B cap season.  Unfortunately, we expect that all H-1B visas for the entire year will be gone by April 5, 2019.  Congress authorized only 65,000 H-1B visas for the entire country for the entire year.  For those with a master's or higher degree fr...

The Latest on Trump Travel Ban 3.0

Posted by Karol Brown | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

After lower courts rejected previous versions of the Trump travel ban, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration's so-called Travel Ban 3.0 in a 5-to-4 decision. Travel Ban 3.0 applies to individuals from seven different countries, five of which have Muslim majorities. More speci...

Know your rights

Posted by Karol Brown | Dec 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Know Your Rights If ICE Visits Your ​Home, Workplace, or Public Space  The American Immigration Lawyers Association provides Know Your Rights handouts for several scenarios: ICE worksite raids (for employers), ICE home visits, and ICE public stops. For each language, there are three versions ...

An update on travel ban 3.0

Posted by Karol Brown | Oct 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Update on Litigation Challenging President Trump's Proclamation Restricting Travel Federal Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying  Trump's third version of the policy "plainly discriminates based on nationality." The President's executive or...

the return of premium processing

Posted by Karol Brown | Oct 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Tuesday, October 3rd that it will resume premium processing all types of H-1B petitions and for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. This change is effective immediately. USCI...

Travel ban 3.0

Posted by Karol Brown | Sep 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

What You Need to Know about the Presidential Proclamation “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats” What Happened ​Since taking office on January 20th of this year, President Trump has sig...

New US Policy Allows Pre-Filing for Permanent Residency

Posted by Karol Brown | Sep 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The US State Department's visa bulletin for October 2015 announced a new policy.  Starting on October 1, 2015, foreign nationals seeking permanent residency in the United States can file their adjustment of status earlier than previously allowed.  Although applicants can't get their "green cards"...

Amended H1B Policy Impacts Traveling Workers

Posted by Karol Brown | Sep 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service ("USCIS") issued a new policy, requiring employers to file amended H1B petitions when the worksite location changes.  This final guidance requires information technology, management consulting, and other project-based companies to spend more o...

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