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Category: Immigration and PERM / Labor Certification

In the Trump Era, DHS/CIS Looks For More Ways to Deny Work Visa Petitions

Nov 1, 2017
Published November 1, 2017   I am often asked why and how there are so many undocumented people living in the U.S.   The complete answer has many facets.  One of...

New Policy: All Employment Based Green Card Applicants In The U.S. Will Be Interviewed

Oct 3, 2017
Published October 3, 2017   Foreign nationals residing in the U.S. who are applying to adjust their status to lawful permanent resident (green card via Form I-485) based on an...

Expansion of Stateside “Provisional” Waiver Program

Aug 8, 2016
Published August 8, 2016   Back in 2013, the US Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services first implemented a “stateside” I-601A Waiver program, an initiative allowing for the processing a “waiver...

When an Employer Petitions a Relative for Green Card

Jun 19, 2016
Published June 19, 2016   In the vast majority of cases where an employer looks to facilitate permanent resident (green card) status for a foreign national, the employer, as a...

Major New Changes to the October Visa Bulletin

Oct 2, 2015
published October 2, 2015   The generous new provisions included in the most recent U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin, per President Obama’s previous Executive Order, have been rolled back...

Applying for a Green Card – The Top 5 Things That Matter

Sep 7, 2015
published September 7, 2015   There are dozens and dozens of factors that go into an individual’s eligibility for a U.S. lawful permanent residence, or green card. For individuals present...

Certain H-4 Visa Holders Are Now Eligible to Obtain Employment Authorization

May 26, 2015
Published May 26, 2015   Certain qualified spouses of H-1B visa holders, who themselves hold H-4 status, may now be able to apply for an Employment Authorization Document pursuant to...

Top Six Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer

Apr 30, 2015
Published April 26, 2015   1.  To Keep a Clean and Simple Case, Clean and Simple: A knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer will know how a filing, whether family based...

Retrogression Hits Hard for Professionals and Skilled Workers (EB-3) from the Philippines Seeking Immigrant Visas

Apr 16, 2015
Published April 16, 2015 According to the most recent visa bulletin released by the U.S. Department of State, effective May 1, 2015, the cut-off date setting forth the availability of...

April 2015 H-1B Filing Season Sees Record Demand

Apr 13, 2015
Published April 13, 2015   For the past few years, come April 1, tens of thousands of employers and prospective employees vie for one of 85,000 H-1B work visas made...