Updates to USCIS Policies Impacting Employers and Temporary Visa Holders

November 2017 USCIS rescinds previous policy allowing for deference when deciding previously approved nonimmigrant visa petitions USCIS announced that as of October 24, 2017, the agency will no longer apply deference to prior approved nonimmigrant visa petitions when reviewing a renewal or extension petition. Clients renewing their nonimmigrant… Read More

Press Release: Ryan Swanson Elects Roger Mellem to Executive Committee

SEATTLE (October 10, 2017) – Ryan Swanson named Roger D. Mellem as a member of the Executive Committee. Mellem will serve on the management committee with Ryan Swanson managing director Dave Tift and Bryan Graff. In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, Mellem will continue his litigation practice focusing… Read More

USCIS and SSA Working Together

Clients have always had to file for an Employment Authorization Document with the USCIS and then file for a Social Security card with the Social Security Administration; each application taking months to process. USICS has now included on its new I-765 form a request for a Social Security card. What… Read More