最近随着新冠疫情在美国的蔓延,各州以及联邦政府的管控措施也不断升级。3月18日,移民局宣布取消面向公众的当面服务;3月19日晚,加州州长宣布州内除生活必需活动外,所有活动暂停,居民留守家中。 一系列的举措出台后,宋和孟律师事务所陆续收到很多客户问询,想了解相关移民政策对自己正在进行中、或者将要进行的[…]

鉴于新冠疫情的蔓延,2020年3月13日周五,美国总统特朗普宣布美国进入全国紧急状态,以便联邦政府能动用更多资源抗击疫情。在周五宣告之前的这一周里,美国各州陆续出台自己的疫情控制政策,包括禁止大型集会,各类民间组织纷纷行动:体育赛事NBA/NFL等取消赛事,迪斯尼环球影城等停止营业,各大校区宣布停课[…]

2020年2月27日,中国司法部发布的《外国人永久居留管理条例》(征求意见稿)(以下简称《条例》)在网络上引起剧烈反响。网友们对《条例》有褒有贬,一时间众说纷纭。 在此之前,坊间曾有戏言,“中国绿卡”全世界最难拿。从数据来看,确实可以看到“中国绿卡”每年给出的数额很少。在开放“中国绿卡”之初的几年间[…]

As more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is released, Song & Meng LLP is actively taking precautionary steps and following the Governor of California’s executive order to ensure the health and wellness of our clients, our employees, and their families and friends. Despite current events, we remain committed to delivering the same level of service […]

The Department of State has released the March 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Dates for Filing chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

The Department of State has released the February 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Dates for Filing chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

The Department of State has released the January 2020 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Dates for Filing chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

2019年12月6日,移民局在官网上通知,确认2020年抽签的H1B将采用网上注册的方式,先注册后申请。注册窗口期为2020年的3月1日至3月20日。 可能不少申请人觉得这个新闻已经听了好久了,这次是否又会是雷声大雨点小,最后不了了之呢?宋和孟律师事务所的孟小洁律师认为,这次移民局看起来是动真格的,[…]

The Department of State has released the August 2019 Visa Bulletin. You can access the copy of the Visa Bulletin on the Department of State website here. Note: USCIS has designated the Final Action Dates chart for employment-based adjustment of status applications and the Dates for Filing chart for family-sponsored adjustment of status applications within […]

每年的H1B申请,始于四月递交,正式开始于十月或之后。在这六个月或者更久的时间里,宋和孟律师事务所经常会收到一些刚毕业学生的提问,集中在对于手头H1B工作不满意,但是又不舍得放弃H1B的身份,于是左右为难,寻求建议。这个情况,也时常发生在已经获得了H1B的雇员身上。在这个过程中,孟小洁律师发现,一些[…]