Fifth Circuit Overturns Silva Trevino!

Posted on January 31, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held yesterday that courts may no longer look beyond the record of conviction in determining whether a person has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.

Administrative Appeals Office Withdraws California Service Center's Revocation of H-1B Petition!

Posted on January 28, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

In a recent decision, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) withdrew a Revocation of an H-1B petition issued by the California Service Center (CSC). The CSC Director sent a revocation of the H-petition, noting that since the Beneficiary of the H-1B petition was in J-2 status as a dependent of a J-1 spouse. The J-1 visa holder who the Beneficiary was accompanying had not yet completed requirements that would make him eligible to change to H-1B status, so the CSC decided that the initial approval of the H-1B petition was a "gross error" and revoked the petition.

US Chamber of Commerce will Push for Immigration Reform, Houston Business Journal Reports

Posted on January 08, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The Houston Business journal reports today that the US Chamber of Commerce is preparing to push for immigration reform this year.

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