August Visa Action Bulletin

August Visa Action Bulletin

July 31, 2017

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for August 2017. As in previous months, employment-based applicants should use the Final Action Dates chart (shown blow) to determine when they may file adjustment of status applications. This month, as we approach October (when the annual limits on visa availability are reset), The Department of Labor has had to institute priority date cutoffs for certain previously-current categories. For instance, the previously current EB-2 categories for all countries besides China and India retrogressed to April 1, 2015. These will return to being current, however, on October 1, 2017. Read more

CareerKnacks Summary: July Visa Action Bulletin

CareerKnacks Summary: July Visa Action Bulletin

 

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for July 2017. Once again, USCIS has indicated that employment-based applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart (shown below) to determine when they may file their adjustment of status applications. This month, the Final Action Dates mostly moved forward by a few months, however, the 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) moved forward by a full year (from May 1, 2013 to May 15, 2014), so that anyone in that category with a May 15, 2014 priority date or earlier is now eligible to submit an adjustment of status application with USCIS. Please note that, for employment-based cases, the priority date is the date on which USICS accepted an individual’s I-140 petition for processing. Read more

Immigration News Travel Restrictions

Immigration News Travel Restrictions

Immigration Travel Ban

U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR TRUMP TRAVEL BAN CASE, REINSTATES PART OF BAN

Jonathan A. Grode

In an unsigned, per curiam opinion issued today, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the revised Trump Travel Ban cases on their merits in the Court’s 2017-18 term which begins in early October. The Court has also partially lifted the injunction preventing the Executive Order from going into effect.  Specifically, except for applicants that can establish “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” the ban is now in effect for both new visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Libya, Read more

CareerKnacks Summary: June Visa Bulletin

CareerKnacks Summary: June Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) has published the Visa Bulletin for June 2017. Once again, USCIS has indicated that employment-based applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart (shown below) to determine when they may file their adjustment of status applications. This month, the Final Action Dates mostly moved forward by several months. The 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) moved forward by four months (from January 1, 2013 to May 1, 2013), Read more

May Visa Bulletin

May Visa Bulletin

 

The May 2017 Visa Bulletin  shows that, once again, USCIS has indicated that employment-based applicants must use the Final Action Dates chart (shown below) to determine when they may file their adjustment of status application. This month, the Final Action Dates mostly moved forward by several months. The 3rd preference Philippines category (which includes Schedule A Nurses born in the Philippines) Read more

Strong Opposition Rises Against Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Strong Opposition Rises Against Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

Trumps Budget Propsoal

 

The American Nurses Association has put out a news release regarding the latest budget proposal released by President Trump for the 2018 budget. With cuts in the hundreds of millions for funding for nursing programs, it is highly likely that it will affect the overall concern with the rising nursing shortage. Here is a brief note from the news release.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is deeply concerned that President Trump’s FY 2018 Read more

Fact or Fiction: Immigration Edition NCLEX

Fact or Fiction: Immigration Edition NCLEX

NCLEXNCLEX-RN® Exam

 

Are you an international nurse looking to further your career and pursue the American dream by landing an RN position in the U.S.? CareerKnacks knows how daunting this process can seem if you have never gone through it, and with more than 25 years of experience we are the perfect (no fee!) agency to help! One of the biggest topics of concern is the NCLEX-RN® Exam, so today we are breaking down everything you need to know and separating fact from fiction when it comes to this important exam.

FACT: CareerKnacks can help you with preparing for and sitting for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

We offer an exclusive Assistance Program to help you with preparing for and ultimately, passing the NCLEX-RN® exam! Contact us today to learn more!

FICTION: Your NCLEX-RN® exam results expire if you don’t start your position in the U.S. right away.

While some important documents do expire throughout this process, your NCLEX-RN® exam results do not. We will make sure we keep you updated on anything that might expire before it happens, so you won’t need to worry about that happening. Read more