Entries by Jim Arkell

Public Charge Enjoined By Federal Court

The U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York issued an injunction against Trumps Public Charge Rule. The injunction prohibits USCIS from requiring any forms that require additional public charge information. The proposed “New” I-485 and the New I-944 were going to require additional information relating to the receipt of public assistance and […]


A few minutes ago Senator David Perdue blocked “Unanimous Consent” in the Senate. As mentioned in our previous blog, it only takes one Senator to block unanimous consent. This means that Senate Bill 386 did not pass unanimous consent and must be debated prior to moving on to a vote of the Senate, unless unanimous […]

OCTOBER 2019 VISA BULLETIN – HR 1044 and S 386

The October Visa Bulletin was issued today and the applicable filing dates for EB-2 Adjustment of Status for most countries are now current and the EB-1 priority dates, while still not current, have also moved forward considerably.   Additionally, USCIS just announced that it will be using the “Dates For Filing” chart (as opposed to the […]