Mary Grilli Jacobs

Alcorn Immigration Law Team Spotlight: Meet Associate Mary Grilli Jacobs

Mary Grilli Jacobs has been part of our team almost since the beginning when I started Alcorn Immigration Law in 2015. An expert in business and family immigration law, Mary has helped hundreds of individuals, families, startups, small businesses, and corporations with immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, requests for evidence, employment authorization documents (work permits), and…

WIns for International Students+Employers Photo by naassom-azevedo

Wins for International Students, Employers Thanks to Policy Reversals

International students and their employers have reason to breathe a big sigh of relief. Last month, USCIS revised two policy changes that would have dealt severe consequences for international students and those doing practical training and their employers: One policy changed when the clock began ticking on unlawful presence for international students and exchange visitors. The…

Aleen Bagdasaryan

Alcorn Immigration Law Team Spotlight: Meet Aleen Bagdasaryan

Aleen Bagdasaryan recently celebrated her two-year anniversary as a member of the Alcorn Immigration Law team. Congratulations! As our firm’s senior case manager, Aleen organizes and monitors clients’ cases, completes documentation, and schedules court cases and meetings. She is an invaluable member of the Alcorn team, helping us optimize efficiency for both clients and staff.…

Group Seeks Reasons for Huge Naturalization Backlog

Group Seeks Reasons for Skyrocketing Naturalization Backlog

Nine nonprofits from across the country filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking an explanation for the skyrocketing naturalization backlog. The FOIA request asks for information and documents to assess the agency’s costs, budget allocations, policies and practices related to processing N-400 naturalization applications. The group…