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By Keshab Raj Seadie | November 16, 2017

On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump nominated Thomas D. Homan to serve as assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security and permanent director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...


By Keshab Raj Seadie | November 7, 2017

It was announced today that the Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans...



By Keshab Raj Seadie | November 6, 2017

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An article in Sunday’s edition of The Hill reported that the possibility of a government shutdown is looming as lawmakers face off over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a closed-door meeting with President Donald J. Trump, Senate Republicans agreed that they would oppose addressing DACA as part of the December funding legislation. Democrats insist that DACA be addressed before the holiday break. This could lead to a government shutdown after Dec. 8...



By Keshab Raj Seadie | November 2, 2017

Following Tuesday’s terrorist attack in lower Manhattan in which eight people were killed and approximately a dozen more injured, President Donald J. Trump has called for termination of the Diversity Visa Lottery..



By Keshab Raj Seadie | October 25, 2017

Upcoming events

The Law Offices of Keshab Raj Seadie will host an immigration seminar on Oct. 26, 2017 from 10 am–4 pm in Edison, New Jersey. The subject is Operating an IT Consulting Company under the Trump Administration. Featured speakers include attorney Keshab Raj Seadie; William Slattery, former Executive Associate Commissioner, INS; and Anthony Koziel, former Immigration Services Analyst, USCIS, Department of Homeland Security...



By Keshab Raj Seadie | October 24, 2017

On Sept. 8, President Trump signed Public Law 115-56 extending the Regional Center Program for the EB-5 investor visa program through Dec. 8, 2017. Between now and then, processing will continue while various reforms to the program are being discussed...



By Keshab Raj Seadie | October 3, 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions....



By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 29, 2017

On September 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the United States filed civil denaturalization complaints in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, District of Connecticut and District of New Jersey, against three individuals who allegedly obtained their naturalized U.S. citizenship by fraud...




By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 27, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently posted a new rule in the Federal Register set to go into effect by October 18th, 2017...



TRAVEL BAN 3.0

By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 25, 2017

The White House issued a statement on President Trump’s 9/24/17 proclamation stating that the following countries did not meet the information sharing standards set out in E.O. 13780 and thus established travel restrictions for the following countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen....

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas

By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 18, 2017

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...

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WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WILL LAY OUT IMMIGRATION PRIORITIES IN 7 TO 10 DAYS

 By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 15, 2017

The White House plans to lay out its “specific priorities and principles” for an immigration deal in seven to 10 days, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Friday.

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HOMELAND SECURITY CANCELS MASSIVE ROUNDUPS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 07, 2017

President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security had planned nationwide raids to target 8,400 undocumented immigrants later this month, according to three law enforcement officials and an internal document that described the plan...

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USCIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON DACA

By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 05, 2017

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ENDS DACA

By Keshab Raj Seadie | September 05, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era policy that protects close to a million undocumented immigrants who grew up in the U.S...

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USCIS HEIGHTENS MEASURES TO DETECT H-1B FRAUD

By Keshab Raj Seadie | April 04, 2017

The H-1B visa program is designed to enable U.S. companies to bring in highly skilled foreign nationals to fill professional jobs for which there are insufficient U.S. workers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) contends...

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ELECTRONICS BAN IMPACTING SELECT AIRPORTS IMPLEMENED

By Keshab Raj Seadie | April 01, 2017

While travel bans for individuals have stalled in the courts, a U.S. ban on certain electronic devices went into effect in the early hours of Saturday, March 25. Laptops, tablets and any personal electronic device larger than a smartphone...

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LPR's SHOULD BE AWARE OF THEIR RIGHTS

By Keshab Raj Seadie | March 31, 2017

While much attention has been given to President Trump’s travel bans, both of which have been derailed in court, and the admission of individuals with nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, questions remain about the rights of Lawful Permanent Residents...

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EXPERIENCED LEGAL COUNSEL MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

By Keshab Raj Seadie | March 23, 2017

An article in today’s Los Angeles Times points out the importance for anyone who could potentially face immigration-related issues to seek legal guidance and make informed decisions. Individuals must realize...

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JUDGES AGAIN RULE AGAINST TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN

March 16, 2017

It was reported this morning in The New York Times that yesterday a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order blocking President Donald J. Trump’s most recent executive order banning admission...

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VISA UPDATE: PREMIUM PROCESSING OF H-1B PETITIONS TEMPORARILY HALTED; H-1B AND L-1 VISA REFORM BILL INTRODUCED; PRESIDENT TRUMP ISSUES NEW TRAVEL BAN & REQUIREMENT TO CARRY VISA STATUS DOCUMENT IN PERSON

By Keshab Raj Seadie | March 7, 2017

In other immigration news, effective April 3, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions...

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ICE RAMPS UP ITS EFFORTS

By Keshab Raj Seadie | February 15, 2017

National security adviser Michael T. Flynn resigned on Monday due to the revelation that he had misled top White House officials and Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador...

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Fairness Act of 2017'' DOUBLES THE H-1B SALARY

House Bill ''High Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017'' DOUBLES THE H-1B SALARY TO $130,000

By Keshab Raj Seadie | January 31, 2017

House Bill "High Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Zoe Lofgren, DOUBLES THE H-1B SALARY TO $130,000 and consists of the following critical elements...

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President Trump’s Travel Ban

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Upholds the Stay of President Trump’s Travel Ban

By Keshab Raj Seadie | January 27, 2017

On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that the stay on President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. remains in effect....

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USCIS Final Rule Granting 60-day Grace Period to H and Other Visa Holders

By Keshab Raj Seadie | November 21, 2016

The Final Rule allows H-1B Transfer, Extension beyond 6-year so long as the I -140 has been approved for more than 180 days. Apparently it can also be used to extend the H-4 and obtain...

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How to Tell If You Qualify for the Visa Waiver Program

By Keshab Raj Seadie | October 31, 2016

The Visa Waiver Program, also known as the VWP, expedites short-term travel to the U.S. for certain qualifying applicants. This program significantly reduces the paperwork process...

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Timeline for Your Visa Application

By Keshab Raj Seadie | August 31, 2016

If you are planning to travel to the U.S., you will likely need to apply for a visa. The timeline of your visa application can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including...

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Resources Available for H-1B Visa Family Members

By Keshab Raj Seadie | July 22, 2016

When you apply for permission to work United States through special visa, you may wonder what resources are available for your family members. H-1B family members can reside...

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New Employment and an H-1B Visa

By Keshab Raj Seadie | June 29, 2016

An H-1B Visa enables you to work legally in the United States. A common question people ask is how soon they can work after they receive this visa. Also there are questions...

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How to Obtain a U.S. Visiting Visa

By Keshab Raj Seadie | May 24, 2016

If you or a loved one is hoping to visit the United States, there are a few key steps to follow before and after obtaining a Visiting Visa. First and foremost, it is wise to ensure the reason...

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The Advanced Degree Holder’s Guide to Securing a Green Card

By Keshab Raj Seadie | April 29, 2016

If you are an advanced degree holder looking to earn a permanent resident status in the United States, you will want to apply for an EB-2 green card, or an Advanced Degree Visa. Many...

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Working Visa Basics: What You Need to Know

By Keshab Raj Seadie | March 24, 2016

At The Law Offices of Keshab Raj Seadie, P.C. we’re here to provide as much information as possible to help you obtain your Working Visa. Here are the basics about United...

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How to Get Started on the Student Visa Process

By Keshab Raj Seadie | February 28, 2016

Here is information that can help you get started on the student visas process before contacting an immigration lawyer. First it’s important to note that the student visa cannot be issued...

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USCIS Published Groundbreaking Proposed Rule to Make H-1B Employees Mobile

By Keshab Raj Seadie | January 22, 2016

On December 30, 2015, USCIS published 60-Day Proposed Rule Making Notice to deal with: Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting...

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USCIS Increased H-1B & L-1 Filing Fees for New and Transfer Cases by $4,000 and $4,500 Respectively

By Keshab Raj Seadie | January 22, 2016

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113), signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, increases fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners. These...

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USCIS Removes Unnecessary Hurdles for H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 Classifications

By Keshab Raj Seadie | January 15, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amended its regulations today to improve the programs serving the H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 nonimmigrant classifications and the EB-1 immigrant...

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Impact of Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC on H-1B Cases

By Keshab Raj Seadie | July 22, 2015

If the change in the place of employment (not covered by an existing, approved H-1B petition) occurs on or after August 19, 2015, then the petitioner must file an amended or new petition...

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USCIS Announces New Policy Memo for L-1B Visas

By Keshab Raj Seadie | April 5, 2015

On March 24, 2015 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum providing clarifications regarding the L-1B classification, a nonimmigrant visa classification...

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