20 02, 2020

Health Care Staffing Company Sues DHS Due to Inaction on Long Pending H-1B Visa Filings

By |2020-11-14T12:47:50-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Employment-Based Immigration Law, Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B, Uncategorized|

Published February 20, 2020 By: Richard Hanus, Esq. When a U.S. company seeks to have a qualified foreign national fill a professional type position in the U.S., an H-1B visa petition is the typical go-to route, although obtaining approval these days can be tricky.  Whether because of the limited yearly supply of H-1B visas available or due to the recent trend toward heightened, even unlawfully high, scrutiny, getting an H-1B visa issued for a qualified foreign national is getting increasingly more difficult.  When it comes to the list of reasons H-1B visas are getting harder to come by these days, we [...]

11 07, 2019

DACA’s Future Hangs in the Balance At the U.S. Supreme Court

By |2020-05-01T14:31:00-05:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Green Cards, immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

Published July 11, 2019 In recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has accepted several consolidated DACA related cases for consideration and in October will hear arguments about DACA’s future. Obama Giveth, Trump Seeks to Taketh Away: To review, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was instituted in 2012 by way of then President Obama’s Executive Order.  Through the DACA program, individuals who arrived in the U.S. while under the age of 16, completed high school here (or equivalent), are without any serious criminal convictions and met other requirements, became eligible to obtain a version of legal [...]

29 06, 2019

Deporting Millions, Deporting 2,000 – Same Thing

By |2020-05-01T14:35:34-05:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S., DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), General, Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees, immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

Published June 29, 2019 On June 17, 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted one of the scarier official presidential communications I have heard in my lifetime: “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people.......” Once I read this, I was trying to figure out exactly what that meant.   I know there are approximately 12 million foreign nationals residing in the U.S. [...]

20 06, 2019

Facing Deportation: What Do Immigration Lawyers Do And How Can They Help Me?

By |2020-05-01T14:42:15-05:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Facing Deportation: What Do Immigration Lawyers Do And How Can They Help Me?   Over the past decade, over 7 million people have gained legal citizenship in the United States. But there are countless others trying and waiting to have their dream of citizenship realized as well, and many others who have had their hopes lost in the process. Perhaps you're trying to obtain citizenship and have been surprised at the complicated, lengthy process. Maybe you've wondered if an immigration lawyer could help but asked yourself, "What do immigration lawyers do?" To learn more about immigration lawyers and how they can [...]

30 05, 2019

Social Security Administration Issues More Than 500,000 “No Match” Letters To Employers

By |2020-05-01T14:54:17-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, General, Green Cards, Immigrant Health Care Workers in the U.S., immigration reform, Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Published May 30, 2019   When a company lists an employee on their payroll, pays payroll taxes and issues them a Form W-2, the federal government is officially notified of that individual's status as a U.S. worker.    For an estimated 8 million workers though, this process is an avenue through which the federal government is UNofficially notified of the employment of undocumented workers.  That is because many of these workers are either providing fake names, fake social security numbers or another person’s identification – all necessary means for the employer to offer them a job and for the worker to take [...]

24 03, 2019

The Top 6 Reasons to Hire An Immigration Lawyer

By |2020-05-01T15:42:07-05:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, General, Green Cards, Immigrant Health Care Workers in the U.S., Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees, Immigration and PERM / Labor Certification, immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B, Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

  Published March 24, 2019 Whether the goal is U.S. citizenship via naturalization, lawful permanent residence (green card) or the issuance of a temporary visa – such as a work visa, having an immigration lawyer be a part of the legal process can sometimes be extraordinarily helpful and in other times, absolutely essential.  The job of the immigration lawyer can best be summed up as follows:  A) to keep simple, straightforward cases…..simple and straightforward, B) to devise and implement a thoughtful strategy for cases involving more complex factual or legal issues and C) to provide a client with the type of […]

7 03, 2019

Scam Alert: DHS Telephone Numbers Used to Extort Money and Obtain Personally Identifiable Information from Unsuspecting Victims

By |2019-03-07T10:58:37-06:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

Published March 7, 2019 SIn the past week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a warning to the public with regard to the use of DHS telephone numbers to reach out and scam an unsuspecting public across the U.S.   The scam, known as “spoofing”, involves a deliberate falsification of information transmitted to a caller ID display to mask the callers true identity. The scammers present themselves as calling on behalf of “U.S. Immigration” or other U.S. government agencies. The scam is carried off with the manipulation of caller ID systems such that the telephone number […]

8 02, 2019

Federal Indictments Handed Down Against Birth Tourism Ring

By |2019-02-08T09:57:45-06:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S., DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., General, Uncategorized, United States Embassies Abroad|

Published February 8, 2019 With few exceptions, per the Constitution of the United States of America, if a person is born in the U.S., they are born as a U.S. citizen – and no matter the citizenship or immigration status of their parent.  As further evidence of just how valuable a life in the U.S. is, especially with a U.S. passport, we have news of the prosecution of an alleged criminal enterprise specializing in arranging for foreign individuals to enter the U.S. for the sole purpose of giving birth to their children as U.S. citizens.    In recent days, federal authorities have unsealed […]

10 01, 2019

How Are Immigration Related Services and Offices Impacted By the Government Shutdown?

By |2020-05-01T15:51:06-05:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S., DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, Foreign Exchange Student Visas to the U.S., Green Cards, Immigrant Health Care Workers in the U.S., Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees, Immigration and PERM / Labor Certification, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B, Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, United States Embassies Abroad|

  Published January 10, 2019 As our nation is headed toward the longest government shutdown in our history, many of the players impacted, including companies petitioning foreign workers as well as individuals in all our immigrant communities, are asking questions about how the shutdown impacts immigration system related processing.  Can I obtain a U.S. passport?    Is my Green Card application interview in the U.S. still going to be conducted?  Can I still apply for a visa at a U.S. consular post abroad?  These and other questions are answered below – and with the answer usually dependent on whether the applicant is […]

2 11, 2018

Trump Looks To End Birthright Citizenship

By |2018-11-02T20:01:10-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Family-Based Immigration Law, General, immigration reform, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

Published November 2, 2018   The experts have already chimed in to advise that his plan is contrary to basic constitutional law, but that has not stopped Donald Trump from announcing in recent days that he will issue an executive order putting a halt to birthright citizenship, i.e. the rule that all children born in the U.S., with few exceptions, are born as U.S. citizens.   Most see the President’s announcement as a purely political stunt in order to bolster support among his base to vote Republican in the coming midterm elections and to maximize their chances of maintaining control of Congress.  […]

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