Posts By: Michael Monnot

Link To News: 3 Green Card Alternatives to the EB-5 Program for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

From Entrepreneur


“Like the proverbial Yellow Brick Road, the U.S. immigration system is filled with many complexities, uncertainties and unknowns. Sometimes the most well-known path to permanent residence (green card status) for entrepreneurs is not always the quickest or easiest. Here, we pull back the curtain to discuss some often-overlooked strategies for obtaining a green card.”


“Fortunately, there are alternatives …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Why Is Chad On Trump’s Travel Ban List?

From NPR


“When the White House issued its amended travel ban over the weekend, it added three countries to the list: North Korea, Venezuela … and Chad.

That’s angered the government of the Central African country and perplexed policy analysts and political observers outside the Trump administration.

‘Chad is totally puzzled and baffled by President Trump’s decision to slap this …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Supreme Court Removes Travel Ban Cases From Its Calendar After Trump’s New Revision

From NPR


“The Supreme Court has taken two cases involving President Trump’s controversial travel ban off its calendar, after the White House issued a revised and expanded ban. The justices ordered both sides to file new briefs over whether parts of the issue are now moot.

‘The cases are removed from the oral argument calendar, pending further …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Trump’s New Travel Ban Could Be Harder To Fight In Court: Experts

From Reuters


“President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday restricting travelers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said.

The new presidential proclamation, which …Continue Reading »

Link To News: USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas



“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year year (FY) 2018 cap. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas. Premium processing has also resumed for the annual 20,000 additional petitions that are set aside to hire workers with a …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Trump Administration Red Tape Tangles Up Visas For Skilled Foreigners, Data Shows

From Reuters


“The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   

The more intense scrutiny of the applications for H-1B visas comes after President Donald Trump called for …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Temporary Protected Status for Sudan to Terminate in November 2018



“Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has determined that conditions in Sudan no longer support its designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after reviewing country conditions, and after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials’ consultations with the appropriate U.S. government agencies. Acting Secretary Duke is extending benefits for beneficiaries of Sudan TPS for …Continue Reading »

Link To News: A First-Generation American Entrepreneur Reflects on the Immigration Proposal That Would Have Barred His Parents

From Entrepreneur


“Mine is one story of millions. America was, after all, built on the trials and triumphs of immigrations, many of whom were unable to speak English and came to this country with little more than an unshakable work ethic. It’s in our national DNA and has made this country so great from its beginning.

I’ll …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Immigration Help Available to Those Affected by Hurricane Irma



“USCIS offers immigration services that may help people affected by unforeseen circumstances, including disasters such as Hurricane Irma.

The following measures may be available on a case-by-case basis upon request:

Changing a nonimmigrant status or extending a nonimmigrant stay for an individual currently in the United States. Failure to apply for the extension or change before …Continue Reading »

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