Monthly Archives: January, 2020

  1. A Boundary Line / Encroachment Issue And Possible Resolutions

    Texans are famous for their intensity in property rights, especially real estate property rights. Some Texans might even say that a person’s right to own and control a piece of land is that person’s most vital legal right as an American citizen. Now, whether that is true or not is a question I’ll leave up…

  2. PERM Process General Information

    PERM Process The following information is intended to give you an overview of the PERM process also known as the Permanent Labor Certification. The PERM process is required for those applicants who wish to file an EB-2 or EB-3 filing at the I-140 stage.  Please note that the PERM process is not required for an…

  3. CPT and H General Information

    Filing for H-1B change of status while working as F-1 student under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) The regulations allow international student visa holders (F-1 students) to participate in practical training and accept employment while still under F-1 status if the F-1 students have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis in a qualified educational institution…

  4. L-1B General Information

    L-1B intracompany transferee with specialized knowledge The L-1 visa is a temporary work visa that allows a U.S. employer to transfer an employee from a qualified foreign company to an office in the U.S. The visa can also be issued when a foreign employee is sent to the U.S. to work and open a U.S….

  5. L-1A General Information

    L-1A intracompany manager or executive transferee The L-1 visa is a temporary work visa that allows a U.S. employer to transfer an employee from a qualified foreign company to an office in the U.S. The visa can also be issued when a foreign employee is sent to the U.S. to work and open a U.S….

  6. Updated India Priority Date for EB-5 – What It Means for You

    As many of you have probably seen, according to the February 2020 Visa Bulletin by the Department of State, the priority date for India for EB-5 category visas for regional centers is now September 1, 2018 (February 2020 Visa Bulletin). While this is great for Indian born applicants that have either now become current or…

  7. H-1B Electronic Registration- Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is USCIS implementing an Electronic Registration process for cap-subject petitions for FY 2021?   The electronic registration is intended to simplify the process of applying for a cap-subject petition by submitting a registration form online.  In previous years USCIS has required Employers to submit an entire petition.  By utilizing an online registration Employers will…

  8. Mechanics and Materialmen’s Liens, what are they and what to do next.

    It seems inevitable that every construction project comes with headaches. Most notably, the pesky mechanics and materialmen’s liens. The Texas Constitution and Property Code empower laborers (i.e. contractors and suppliers) to place a lien on an owner’s property to ensure payment for labor and/or materials delivered and incorporated into the project. This can be an…

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