Monthly Archives: August, 2020

  1. Know Your I-9 Responsibilities. A Must Read For All Employers.

    Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Employers are required to complete and retain an I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification for each employee who is hired for employment, with limited exceptions which will be discussed below. IRCA specifically prohibits Employers from knowingly employing individuals who are not authorized to work in the…

  2. New DOS Guidance After Federal Suits Against The Presidential Proclamations

    Since the beginning of the Coronavirus Pandemic, President Donald Trump has issued two Proclamations banning entry of a huge range of foreign workers and family immigrants. The proclamations are supposedly in response to unprecedented unemployment levels. More specifically, virtually no employment-based immigrants (H1s, L1s, Js and their families) or family immigrants (except for the spouses…

  3. Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage – Part 1

    Part 1: General overview. Which route is applicable? If you are a US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) your spouse is eligible to obtain his/her green card through your relationship. Within Part 1 of this article series, we will provide general information to help with determining which route is applicable when filing for…

  4. Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage – Part 2

    Part 2: Adjustment of status Please see the flowchart on our website, which provides the general steps involved with this type of filing. [Link-AOS Flowchart].  Part 2 of this series will provide further details on the steps and important items to consider when filing the cases with USCIS. If your Foreign National Spouse is immediately…

  5. Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage – Part 3

    Part 3: Consular Processing Please see the flowchart on our website, which provides the general steps involved with the consular processing procedure. [Link].  Part 3 of this series will provide further details on the process and important things to consider when dealing with USCIS and National Visa Center (NVC). I-130, Petition for Alien Relative The…

  6. Marriage-Based Green Card Process – Foreign National Spouse Resides Outside the US

  7. Marriage-Based Green Card Process – Foreign National Spouse Resides In the US

  8. Trump’s Plan To Increase H-1B Enforcement

    Department of Homeland Security (DOL) and Department of Labor (DOL) to join forces to investigate H-1B violations On June 22 President Trump issued a proclamation suspending entry of non-immigrants into the U.S., namely those seeking to enter on an H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J or L visa. This proclamation also required the Secretary of Labor and…

  9. New Agreement Between Federal Departments For H-1B Enforcement

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be joining forces to investigate suspected cases of fraud of the H-1B specialty occupation visa program (H-1B program). The two federal departments have entered into an agreement under which DHS will share data and records on H-1B petitions in the…

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