January 2015 Visa Bulletin Posted

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The Department of State has issued the January 2015 Visa Bulletin. Notable movement includes EB-3 China moving up to

USCIS Website on Executive Actions on Immigration

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

USCIS has posted a page outlining of some of the Executive Announcements announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014.

President Obama Introduces Common Sense Approach to Broken Immigration System

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

Tonight, President Obama stated in an address to the nation that he would use his executive authority to deal with problems in our broken immigration system.

President Obama to Announce Immigration Reform Steps Tomorrow Night

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The White House has announced the President Obama will address the country tomorrow night to explain "commonsense steps" President Obama plans to take regarding immigration reform. The announcement will air tomorrow night, November 20th at 8 PM Eastern Time.

DHS Announces Security Enhancements to ESTA

Posted on November 03, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced today that travelers seeking to use the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program will be required to provide additional information in order to improve security.

DOS Releases November Visa Bulletin

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The Department of State has released the November 2014 Visa Bulletin. Eb-3 China has moved ahead of EB-2 China, and EB-2 and EB-3 India remain severely backlogged.

Jessica Chance Anselment Joins KNK PC

Posted on July 26, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam PC welcomes Jessica Chance Anselment as Marketing and Operations Specialist. She brings over four years of experience with business immigration, particularly in the oilfield services sector, to our practice.

August 2014 Visa Bulletin Released

Posted on July 09, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

The Department of State has released the August 2014 Visa Bulletin. Some changes include EB-3 China progressing from October 2006 to November 2008 and EB-2 India moving up to January 2009.

Beneficiaries of H-1B petitions May Now Apply for Visas

Posted on July 08, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

According to the Department of State's Foreign Affairs Manual, Consulates and embassies may issue H visas to visa applicants up to 90 days before the beginning date of employment-authorized legal status. Thus, Beneficiaries of H-1B petitions who are outside the United States may now apply for H-1B visas. In the case of cap-subject H-1B petitions, H-1B employment may begin no earlier than October 1st of the year that the petition was accepted for processing.

Houston Business Journal: Lack of Work Visas Has Hurt Tech Sector

Posted on June 06, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2014/06/06/dearth-of-work-visas-slow-houstons-tech-scene.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2014-06-06&u=6U0sa9rpGlKjfcrt24NWjA0aa2ddf0&t=1402085706&page=all

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