**UPDATE - July 2020. As an update, we provide the following summary of recent developments in the immigration area: Visa Delays/Travel Restrictions.Visa Delays. In light of the global COVID-19 virus pandemic, all U.S. Consulate/Embassy posts Read More
The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that Rebecca Massiatte and Cindy Ansbach have been selected as a Best Lawyer by D Magazine. The attorneys on such list are peer-nominated Read More
The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that Rebecca Massiatte has been selected for inclusion by Who's Who Legal: Corporate Immigration 2020. The attorneys on such list are peer-nominated and evaluated, Read More
The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that the JMA Firm, PLLC has been recognized as a ranking firm in Immigration (2020) by Chambers USA. Rebecca Massiatte has also been recognized Read More
UPDATE: Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. A new Form I-9, with a version date of 10/21/2019, is available for use. Effective May 1, 2020, employers can only use the Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will implement the registration process in the next H-1B lottery. Employers seeking to file H-1B cap-subject petitions for the Fiscal Year Read More
The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that every partner of the firm --Harry Joe, Rebecca Massiatte and Cindy Ansbach – has been recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year – Read More
On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a regulation redefining the definition of “public charge” under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Subsequently, numerous lawsuits were filed Read More
UPDATE: On November 4, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for certain individuals from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador, Nepal and Honduras. Read More
Increase in Premium Processing Fee - Effective December 2, 2019, USCIS will increase the Premium Processing fee for certain employment-based matters from $1,410 to $1,440. As a reminder, for the Read More
The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that Rebecca Massiatte has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine. The attorneys on such list are peer-nominated and evaluated, Read More
DV (“Green Card”) Lottery – yes, there is such a thing, and Department of State has released instructions for the Fiscal Year 2021 program: Each year, the Congressionally mandated Diversity Read More
On September 16, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicated that the earliest publication date of its proposal to rescind the H-4 employment authorization program as detailed below is Spring Read More
On August 9, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced plans to close all but seven of its 20 field offices worldwide. USCIS plans to maintain operations in Guatemala Read More
On July 19, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its plans to revise the current naturalization test. As background, an applicant to become a naturalized U.S. citizen must pass Read More
UPDATE: On June 7, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective June 10, 2019, it will re-open Premium Processing for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected Read More
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