Labor DOL

Agencies of Immigration: DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL) has a wide variety of roles within the United States, but a limited role in immigration policies. Under the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) within the DOL, U.S. employers can apply for foreign workers to come to the U.S. and work for them. This process is c ...
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H-1B workers

The Basics of H-1B Visas

An H-1B visa is a type of work visa that allows foreigners with highly specialized knowledge in their fields of study to obtain employment in the United States. For H-1B visas, the nature of the work is of the utmost importance. Qualifying occupations are ones that require theoretical or technical e ...
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DOJ Agency

Agencies of Immigration: DOJ

Within the Department of Justice (DOJ) is the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). EOIR is responsible for adjudicating court cases dealing with immigration. The highest administrative unit within EOIR is the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The BIA has jurisdiction nationwide to inter ...
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foia immigration history

How To Get A Copy Of Your Immigration History

Under FOIA/ PA, the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, anyone has the right to request access to a federal agencies’ records or information. Citizens and non-citizens alike can make FOIA requests. FOIA can apply to any government agency, from The Department of Homeland Security (USCIS) to ...
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DAPA and Expanded DACA

DAPA and Expanded DACA Benefit Everyone

Every day we get calls to our office:“When can we start applying for DAPA?”“When do you think the DACA Expansion will go into effect so I can be eligible?”“What is going ON with this lawsuit?” As the nation waits to see whether or not the immigration relief programs President Obama ...
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citizenceremony

Welcome New Americans!

This past weekend we celebrated 239 years of American Independence. While some people were celebrating with burgers, fireworks, friends and family, many others were celebrating by becoming United States citizens. In honor of Independence Day, USCIS holds annual country-wide naturalization ceremonies ...
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