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  1. My Case Went to Mediation, What is Mediation?

  2. USCIS Extends Flexibilities For Responding To Various Agency Requests And Permanently Allows Scanned Signatures

    During COVID, USCIS had allowed applicants an additional 60 days to respond to certain requests, notices, and appeals, such as RFEs, NOIDs etc.  However, USCIS recently stated that this would no longer be the case, which meant that applicants would need to respond by the date stated on the notice.  Days later USCIS has once…

  3. Transactional FAQ Videos

  4. Types of Equity Discussion

    You developed the next big app. You created the next trendy social media site.  You may have formed an entity and developed a big business plan.  Now how do you get the information and funding needed to grow this potential million-dollar project? This article series will explain, in layman’s terms, some of the things that…

  5. How To Overcome A Lengthy Absence From The US As A Green Card Holder

    Once you obtain the green card you need to be careful not to lose it.  Obtaining a green card and maintaining permanent residence requires an individual to spend most of their time in the US. When COVID hit a lot of green card holders got caught outside of the US and were forced to remain…

  6. OFLC To Implement New SOC Codes and Publish New Wages On July 1, 2022

    The Office of Foreign Labor certification (OFLC) is set to implement the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes on July 1, 2022. Any Labor condition applications (LCAs) submitted prior to July 1, 2022, will be adjudicated based on the 2010 SOC codes.  Any applications submitted after July 1, 2022, will be based on the new…

  7. PERM Processing Times

    The PERM also known as the Labor certification is the first step in the employment-based green card process. The PERM process starts with the employer conducting a recruitment campaign.  Alongside this it is also necessary for the employer to submit a request for the prevailing wage from the Department of Labor (DOL).  As part of…

  8. Things I Learned At The AILA Conference

    Every year the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) hold a national conference where seasoned Attorneys and government officials impart their knowledge and experience to a room full of Immigration Attorneys. I was fortunate enough to attend the conference last week in my all-time favorite city of New York.  It was a 4-day event and over…

  9. What You Need to Know About Online Contracts

    Here are some of the specific issues faced by SaaS, cloud computing, social networking, and other online service companies. Online E-contracts One of the common questions in dealing with tech companies deals with legal and contractual questions when you don’t have an actual customer sitting in your office that you make a deal and sign…

  10. USCIS Expands Premium Processing For Certain EB-1c and EB-2 NIW Applications

    Our readers will be aware that back in April USCIS announced that they would expand premium processing to applications that do not currently qualify.  This expansion will be applied in a phased approach as follows: As of June 1, 2022, USCIS will allow premium processing of EB-1C applications for managers/executives. This applies to applications received…

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