July Sizzles with Immigration Rule Change
July 2007 will be a hot month for immigration law, with significant Department of State, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor rule changes going into effect.
- Department of Homeland Security Announces Immigration Filing Fee Increase; File by July 28, 2007, to Avoid Increase.
- State Department Announces Jump Forward in Immigrant Visa Priority Dates, Effective July 1, 2007; Speeds Up Last Phase of Green Card Process, but Expect Backlogs After July.
- Department of Labor Rules Restrict Employees From Paying for Their Own Labor Certification and Other DOL Rule Changes, Effective July 16, 2007.