Immigration Updates December 2023
USCIS Updates Policy Guidance for International Students
USCIS has issued new guidance that consolidates information from various sources, and clarifies some frequently raised issues with F & M visas. The new guidance addresses many important questions such as the tension between students having a foreign residence that they do not intend to abandon and being the beneficiary of a permanent labor certification application or immigrant visa petition; and how F students seeking an extension of optional practical training (OPT) based on their degree in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field may be employed by startup companies, and many other issues F and M students face.
EB-1 Priority Dates
EB-1 priority dates advanced significantly for citizens of India in January 2024, with the priority date jumping from Dec 1, 2017 to Sept 1, 2020. For citizens of China the EB-1 priority date also advanced from Feb 15, 2022 to July 1, 2022.
You can read the guidance HERE.
In the months of November and December, we have congratulated a Greek tattoo artist, a Mexican actor, Russian influencer and model, a Spanish architect, a Colombian visual effects artist, a Chinese producer, a British photographer/musician/producer, a Korean animator, a Swiss actor, a Chinese Content producer, two Russian photographers, a Ukranian photographer, a Canadian publicist, a Russian Ice Cross Racer, a Canadian Producer, a Colombian Art Director, a Vietnamese singer, a Chinese animator, and a Chinese Cinematographer on their O-1 and EB-1 approvals!
Is your O or P visa expiring in the next 9 months? If you’d like to discuss the renewal process with one of our attorneys, schedule a call HERE.
What is the staff at Global Talent Immigration Law grateful for in 2023?
I am grateful for the safety and health of my family and friends. I am grateful for my clients who put their trust in me and my team to move toward their dreams. I am grateful that on any given day I get to speak with people on multiple continents. I am grateful for the Global Talent community - both the extremely talented and dedicated staff who make all the approvals happen, as well as the many friends of the firm that cheer us on. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and gain strength from life’s challenges every day.
I am grateful for my family, close friends, coworkers who have become like a second family, and my health! I am also grateful for the memories that were created in 2023, the great books I read, the trail races I finished, and places I have traveled to!
I am grateful for the wonderful group of people who support me in my personal and professional life. I appreciate the opportunities that come my way, whether they are positive or negative, as they help me grow and learn. Finally, I am grateful for the kind individuals I meet every day who make a positive impact on others without even realizing it.
I am grateful to be able to tuck my healthy children into a warm bed in a safe home.
I am grateful for my family, my husband, my daughter, and my father. I am grateful for the opportunity to work for Global all the way from Tennessee. I am grateful that two of my latest EB-1s got approved without RFEs.
Max Chantha, Case Manager
I am grateful for my family, new in-laws, friends, and wonderful co-workers who are like a second family! I am also grateful for the opportunity America provides for hardworking immigrants like my father.
Priscilla Guerrero, Junior Case Manager
I am grateful for the new professional opportunities I've had this year as well as the wonderful memories I've created with family and friends.
Andrew Eugenio, Case Writer
I'm grateful for my family/friends, good health, and a new year with GTILG.
Matthew Wilson, Case Writer
I am grateful for my health, family, and friends. Between the pandemic and graduating college, the last few years have been confusing and without the support of the people I care about, I don’t know if I would have been able to do it. I am also extremely grateful to be out of food service, now working toward my career and life goals as a writer.
Candy Rojas, Administrative Assistant
I am grateful for the numerous blessings in my life, from the love and support of family, friends and co-workers to the opportunities for growth and learning what each day brings.
Soaring High: Global Talent Makes Top 100 in Law Firm 500's Prestigious List of Fastest Growing Law Firms
This holiday season, we have even more reason to celebrate! Global Talent Immigration Law Group is thrilled to be named amongst the Top 100 fastest-growing law firms in the United States by Law Firm 500. This prestigious recognition wouldn't be possible without the trust and support of our incredible clients. Thank you for choosing us to guide you through your immigration journey. Your success stories are our greatest reward, and we're committed to providing top-notch legal services to help you achieve your dreams. As we head into the new year, we're filled with gratitude and excitement for what's to come. We look forward to continuing to serve you with dedication and passion.