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The Invisible Wall Is Already Up and Running!

(Originally published at Lextalk) While President Trump’s rhetoric on stopping illegal immigration and his administration’s discontinuation of the DACA program and Temporary Protective Status for various Central American countries has dominated discussions of immigration law, a little-known fact is that this administration has been slowing, and in some cases, stopping even the legal immigration pathway […]

Role of the Migration Agency vs. Third-party Recruiter

By Jinhee Wilde, Esq. (originally published at Lextalk.com) There has been an alarming trend, first by the consular officers in Asia and now through Department of Homeland Security/USCIS (USCIS) to suspect and deny cases merely because the foreign worker applicant has engaged the services of a migration agent involved in the Employment-based immigration process. Historically, […]

EB-3 Other (unskilled worker) Category Immigration Program is Necessary for Some Employers and is a Long Standing, Valid Program

(Originally published at Lextak.com) Recently, a few immigration attorneys who predominantly focus their practices on EB-5 have published articles denigrating the usage of EB-3 Other (EW), the unskilled worker category, for immigration. This was precipitated after so many migration agents in Asia promoted this program to people who cannot afford the EB-5 program, because the […]

USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna on New Agency Mission Statement

  See the original story Release Date: Feb. 22, 2018 “In my short time as director of USCIS, I continue to be impressed by the commitment and dedication that employees throughout the agency have shown toward our common goals. USCIS employees are passionate about upholding the rule of law and ensuring the integrity of our […]

US to require would-be immigrants to turn over social media handles

See the original story The Trump administration plans to require immigrants applying to come to the United States to submit five years of social media history, it announced Thursday, setting up a potential scouring of their Twitter and Facebook histories. The move follows the administration’s emphasis on “extreme vetting” of would-be immigrants to the US, […]

Trump’s H1B visa policy to hit third-party supplier base of Indian IT firms

See original article US issues 85,000 H1B visas every year, including 20,000 for those with advanced degrees from US universities A new policy announced by US President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to hit the third-party supplier base of Indian information technology (IT) companies in the US. According to the policy, companies would now have to go […]

Indian H-1B filings set to drop by 50% this year

See the original article H-1B filings for the next fiscal began on April 2 and will conclude when the immigration authority determines that they have received enough applications to meet the upper limit of 65,000 visas that can be issued in a year. The Trump administration has been gradually increasing the stringency with which it […]

Jinhee Wilde, Principal Attorney of Wilde & Associates, is voted as Top 25 immigration lawyer. Again!

Jinhee Wilde’s 32 years of legal experience began first as a prosecutor for Chicago and then as the Inspector General designee, special counsel and attorney advisor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This extensive government experience still gives her a government lawyer’s perspective to help her clients, which may explain her stellar track record in […]