Zainab Boxwala and Chelsea Zuzindlak are dedicated legal practitioners whose personal experiences make them keenly aware of the immigration predicaments faced by those who want to live and work freely in the United States.
October 1, 2016 marks the first day of fiscal year 2017, the day Congress allocates its annual 10,000 visa slots for eligible victims of qualifying crimes. Maybe you filed a U petition (Form I-918) and are now wondering when you will receive your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) incident to U nonimmigrant status. You are anxious and have read online that the current USCIS processing times for U petitions is approximately 2-2 ½ years. But the timeline is not clear. Click on the link above to learn more.