Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Expanding Immigration Fraud Investigation in NYC

New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has announced his office is issuing more than 30 additional subpoenas as part of the States expanding investigation into immigration fraud. You can read the press release here. Illegal and unscrupulous practices by non-lawyers such as "Notarios" and "Immigration Consultants" have been a huge problem in the immigration community for years throughout the U.S., not just in New York.

Monday, September 28, 2009

USCIS Provides Information on Employment-Based Backlogs

A lot of people have been waiting for a very long time for their greencards due to backlogs in employment-based immigrant visas. USCIS recently published Questions & Answers: Pending Employment-Based Form I-485 Inventory regarding this issue and also published its current (as of August 25, 2009) inventory of pending employment-based I-485's.

There are a lot of things we still don't know. For example, we still don't know how many visa numbers are allocated to each preference category each month. However this inventory information is at least more information than we had previously.