Work Permits Granted to 472,000 Venezuelans

In a significant development for the immigration landscape, the Biden administration has recently extended and redesignated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuela. This policy shift opens doors for approximately 472,000 Venezuelans, granting them the opportunity to live and work in the United States legally. This bold step by the U.S. government not only offers a ray of hope to the Venezuelan community but also addresses the challenges faced by cities dealing with a substantial influx of migrants. In this blog post, we will explore the implications of this policy change and its potential impact on both the Venezuelan immigrants and

2023 Diversity Visa Program: A Recap and What Lies Ahead

The eagerly awaited 2023 Diversity Visa Program has drawn to a close, leaving many hopeful applicants curious about what comes next. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive update on the program’s status, what it means for those who were not selected this year, and what to anticipate in the near future. The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent has issued a crucial announcement, and Kameli Law is here to break it down for you. 🔑 The 2023 Diversity Visa Program: A Year in Review The Department of State has been diligently working to administer the

Biden’s Call to Update the Immigration System

In the face of a pressing labour crisis, the US Biden administration is taking proactive steps to address the critical need for immigration system reform. As the workforce landscape evolves, so must our immigration policies. At Kameli Law, we’re here to shed light on the implications and opportunities that this much-needed update brings. 🗽🌍 🔑 A Call for Modernization: The White House has sounded the clarion call, acknowledging the urgent need to overhaul the “woefully outdated” immigration system. Highlighting the importance of this update, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized the necessity to reflect the demands

Legal Challenge Against Biden’s Temporary Legal Status Policy

We at Kameli Immigration Law Firm believe in keeping you informed about significant developments in the world of immigration. Today, we delve into the forthcoming trial that centers around the Biden administration’s policy, aimed at granting entry to migrants from four specific countries into the United States. This policy has sparked legal deliberations and drawn attention from various quarters. 📰 The Background: The Biden policy in question seeks to provide a pathway for migrants from four distinct countries to attain entry into the United States, thereby extending temporary legal status to these individuals. This progressive step has been met

EB-2 NIW Process for Pilots: Comprehensive Guide

At Kameli Law we strive to provide valuable insights and guidance on various immigration topics. In this article, we will delve into the EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) process specifically tailored for pilots seeking employment in the United States. The EB-2 NIW category offers a unique opportunity for skilled professionals to obtain a green card without employer sponsorship by demonstrating their exceptional abilities and the national interest their work serves. So, let’s embark on a journey through the EB-2 NIW process, focusing on its application to the aviation industry. Understanding the EB-2 NIW Category: The EB-2 NIW category is designed for foreign

EB2-NIW Premium Processing

The USCIS processing times have long been somewhat of an inconvenience for individuals. Especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic that caused major delays. Premium Processing was offered as a solution by USCIS, which allowed individuals to receive results to their petition 15 to 45 working days for an extra cost. However, in the employment category, this option was only available to EB1-A (Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities).  This caused individuals who petitioned for EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) to remain without an option.  Recently, the USCIS announced premium processing starting January 30th 2023, for all previously filed NIW cases

EB1 and EB2 NIW Processing Times

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Immigration processes in the US can be lengthy and time-consuming. Which can cause frustration for individuals with certain goals in mind. This also includes Eb1 and EB2 NIW Processing Times which can usually be unpredictable. However, the USCIS provides certain information that can help get an understanding of approximately how long the process can take and also give the option of premium processing to speed up the procedure. How long does it take to complete & submit my case to USCIS? The process of putting together an immigration file is not just the gathering of documents. It has

What is EB2-NIW?

What is EB2-NIW? EB2-NIW stands for Employment-Based Immigration: Second Preference – National Interest Waiver. The EB-2 NIW visa is for foreign nationals who are highly skilled or hold advanced degrees and will show they have a project or endeavor that will serve the national interests of the United States & Individuals may self-petition for an EB-2 NIW visa.   What is NIW? National Interest Waiver (NIW): the labor certification required for EB2 is waived because it is in the interest of the United States, which means no employer is required. The endeavors that qualify for a national interest

DACA: Under Constant Threat

By Taher Kameli and Chathan Vemuri   In 2012, then-President Barack Obama provided a crucial piece of legal protection for residents who unlawfully arrived in the United States as children in the form of the policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.[1] By executive action, the president provided these residents (or “Dreamers”) a two-year shield from deportation despite not having citizenship or lawful permanent residence.[2] Under the DACA policy, these residents are able to obtain work permits, health insurance offered by employers, afford an education, and pursue higher education.[3] Depending on the state, Dreamers

Senate Bill 667 Sent to Governor Pritzker Would Improve Trust Between Undocumented Immigrants and Local Law Enforcement

By Taher Kameli and Chathan Vemuri     The Illinois legislature has forwarded a bill to Governor J.B. Pritzker that, if passed, would go far in strengthening trust between Illinois law enforcement and immigrant communities. The bill, known as Senate Bill 667, or, the Way Forward Act, restricts local law enforcement from working with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and close immigrant detainment centers across Illinois.[1] Proponents of the Way Forward Act argue that the bill would improve trust between immigrants and the police so that there would be better cooperation between the two to help detect and deter crimes, without

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