To Our Valued Immigration Clients:
I am sending you the newest Green Card Lottery forms as the DV-2008 Lottery has now been announced. The rules are explained in our one-page memo which is attached.
I also want to bring our employment and family green card applicants up to date. In October of 2005 the USCIS announced long waiting lists for people who applied for green cards through their employer or through a family member. As of October 2006, the waiting lists have now moved!
If you are from Mexico and filed your labor applications before 30 April 2001 under INA §245(i), you can now apply for your green card. All other foreign nationals countries (except from India) can apply for their green cards as long as they started the work before 1 May 2002. This is good news and do not let the opportunity pass.
Regarding all the news about "immigration reform": Yes, the U.S. Congress is debating reform. Do not expect any changes until after the November 2006 elections. These will be very important in determining whether the conservatives remain in power or whether a more moderate government is elected. Please urge any of your U.S. citizen friends to vote. Thank you.
Very truly yours,
PAULICH, SLACK & WOLFF, P.A.