Immigration Updates

H-1B Lotteries are Over America’s Got Enough Talent?

H-1B lotteries to choose professional employees?  Is this the best we can do? On April 10, 2014, the USCIS announced that they had received approximately 172,500 cap-subject H-1B petitions during the first week of April, over twice the number of H-1Bs (85,000) that can be granted under the law. For the first time in the 20+ year history […]

Our New Website Puts Our Readers First!

Within the next few days, we will be rolling out our new website.   Originally created in 1995, our website aims to educate people around the world about how to visit, study and work in the United States. In 1996, we launched Shusterman’s Immigration Update, the most popular free immigration newsletter in the world with 60,000 subscribers. A […]

CSPA Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court

On December 10, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments concerning who benefits from the “Retention of Priority Date” clause of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).

Senators Weigh in on CSPA Lawsuit

When Congress passed the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) in 2002, there was wide bipartisan support concerning the need to change the immigration law to prevent the separation of families during the waiting process.   Both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed the legislation unanimously, and it was signed into law by President […]

The Battle Over CSPA Heads to the Supreme Court

On January 25, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted a 150-page Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court requesting the Court to review our victory in DeOsorio v. Mayorkas in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Since we originally challenged the government’s failure to implement the “automatic conversation” clause […]

Getting a Green Card in Ciudad Juarez

by Jiovanna Campbell   When I was three years old, I was brought to California undocumented by my parents in pursuit of a better life, the American Dream. I attended school in California from preschool all the way through college. During high school I met Ryan, the man who is now my husband.   Early […]

I-601A Provisional Waiver FAQ

On January 3, 2013, the DHS published a regulation which will, as of March 4, 2013, allow persons who entered the U.S. without inspection (or who are otherwise ineligible to adjust their status in the U.S.) to apply for “form I-601A provisional waivers” to excuse their unlawful presence in the U.S.  Once their waivers are […]

Immigration & Gay Marriage: Why Are We Still Living in a Cave?

Richard Adam’s attempt to have the Federal Courts force the INS to recognize gay marriage.

May 2014 Visa Bulletin

The February 2014 Visa Bulletin shows you the waiting times for obtaining US permanent residence through family members, through employment & through investment.

Dems and GOP Clash over STEM Jobs Bill

Think that the election results will force the Democrats and Republicans to compromise on the issue of immigration?  Better think again.   In this week’s “lame duck” Congress, the House of Representatives is scheduled to take up the matter of the STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R. 6429).  It would provide 55,000 green cards per […]