Category Archives: Immigration

  1. Trump’s Public Charge Rule Is Back

    There has been so much back and forth with Trump’s public charge rule that it’s difficult to keep up with the current status quo. In February of this year the Trump administration started to implement its public charge rule, requiring officers to make a prospective determination as to whether an intending immigrant is likely to…

  2. DHS is Taking Final Steps for The Publication of a New H-1B Regulation

    The current administration is now taking a big step in its agenda to restrict immigration. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking the final steps for the publication of new H-1B regulation. It is going to be the first time that this administration’s restrictions on H-1B visas will be officially published under a rule….

  3. District Court Refuses To Issue Nationwide Injunction Against The April And June Presidential Proclamations, Except For Diversity Lottery Winners

    As most of you will be aware President Trump issued two Proclamations, one in April and the second one in June of this year.  The first Proclamation suspended entry of Immigrants into the U.S. for 60 days for those without a valid visa or travel document.  The second Proclamation extended the first one through December…

  4. Proving financial ability to pay the proffered wage for an I-140

    One of the requirements to obtain an I-140 approval is that the Employer demonstrates the financial ability to pay the proffered wage from the priority date until the foreign national receives their green card. The priority date for EB-2 and EB-3 is established based on the date the PERM/Labor certification is filed.  For EB-1 filings,…

  5. Offenses that make someone inadmissible or deportable

    If you have been charged or convicted of a crime you may be concerned about how this will affect your Immigration status.  Certain offenses can make you inadmissible and/ or deportable. However, before we start discussing these offenses it is important to understand the distinction between the grounds of inadmissibility and deportability as different rules…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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