Monthly Archives: May, 2021

  1. Conservatorship Basics

    Divorce is already difficult enough but things can become considerably more challenging when the fight is over children. This is especially true when the parents simply have no experience with the legal system and no idea what of their potential fates could be. This brief overview is in no way intended to be exhaustive in…

  2. The Fundamentals of a Hotel Transaction: Buyer’s Edition

    Hotel investors typically have two paths to take ownership of a hotel asset: Build or Buy. In my experience as a hospitality and transactional attorney, I have learned that those that build (via ground-up new construction or re-development of an existing asset) generally prefer to build a hotel asset over buying an existing asset for…

  3. The 5 Year Rule – Getting Remarried as a Green Card Holder

    Obtaining a green card through marriage is often described as one of the easiest ways to obtain lawful permanent residency.  However, what happens if after obtaining the green card you get divorced?  Can you get remarried and sponsor your new spouse? While this is certainly possible, if an individual received a green card through marriage,…

  4. USCIS Confirms It Will Suspend Biometrics For Certain Nonimmigrants

    USCIS has stated it will suspend the biometrics requirements for H-4, L-2, E-1, E-2 and E-3 applicants from May 17th, 2021 for a period of 2 years.  The biometric requirement was introduced by the Trump administration and was particularly cumbersome for H-4 and L-2 applicants as it meant that their applications would no longer be…

  5. Visa Bulletin Predictions For Employment and Family-Based Cases And DOS Announces Tiered Approach To Prioritize Visas

    During an interview with Charlie Oppenheim of the State Department, the following statements and predictions were made in relation to employment-based and family-based categories. Employment-based visas In 2021 there are approximately 262,000 employment-based visas. However, it is expected that the Department of State (DOS) will not be able to process all these visas due to…

  6. President Biden To Ban Travel From India To The U.S

    Despite a more favorable Immigration climate under the new administration, President Biden has issued a proclamation that will restrict most travel from India to the US. This proclamation is effective 12.01 am May 4, 2021. In the proclamation, it is stated that India accounts for over one-third of new global COVID-19 cases and the number…

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