Good News for IV in FY2023

The USCIS has published an FAQ on Immigrant Visa (green card) processing which provides great insights for what to expect in FY 2023. Among the highlights are: The USCIS and DOS combined to approve approximately 280,000 Immigrant Visas in FY 2022 exhausting all available visas. Both agencies deserve commendation for the effort made this past… Continue reading Good News for IV in FY2023

October Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has released the October Visa Bulletin. This Visa Bulletin is the first of the new 2023 fiscal year. Unfortunately, it brings great disappointment to those in the India EB2 category as the dates have retrogressed from 12-1-2014 to 4-1-2012. All other categories either remained current or saw slight movement forward.… Continue reading October Visa Bulletin

All Employment-based IV for FY 2022 Used

As of Sept 7th, the USCIS has reported that all employment based immigrant visas (green cards) in the EB1 and EB2 categories allowed for FY 2022 have bene utilized. We will provide a further update when more news is available.

Improvements to PERM ?

The DOL recently announced a $7.2 million dollar investment to improve the PERM system. The improvements focus on the areas of cybersecurity and technology upgrades. Many of us would love to see some automation, particularly in the area of Prevailing Wage Determinations (PWDs) Why should it take 7 months to determine the correct occupation for… Continue reading Improvements to PERM ?

HNM Advocates for Clients

Hammond Neal Moore, Senior Partner, Sherry Neal recently led an effort on behalf of hospital clients to address delays in RN immigrant visa processing. For more info. on her efforts, check out this link.