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  1. Related Entities Cannot File Multiple H-1B Filings For The Same Beneficiary

    USCIS recently released its updated FAQs on the electronic registration for FY2022.  Those questions can be accessed via the link below: https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the-united-states/temporary-workers/h-1b-specialty-occupations-and-fashion-models/h-1b-electronic-registration-process One of those questions concerns multiple filings by related entities for the same beneficiary. USCIS reminds applicants that an employer may not file more than one H-1B petition for the same beneficiary in…

  2. Finally An End To The Notorious Public Charge Rule

    On Tuesday, March 9, the new head of DHS, Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that the government would no longer apply Trump’s Public Charge rule as it was not in the public interest or an efficient use of government resources. This rule was used by the prior administration to limit legal immigration by targeting low-income and…

  3. A Closer Look At Biden’s US Citizenship Act

    On his first day in office, President Biden sent a new Immigration Bill to Congress in an effort to modernize a very much outdated Immigration system.  This bill is known as the “U.S. Citizenship Act” aims to introduce a number of key changes and was formally introduced in the House on February 18, 2021. An…

  4. I-864, Affidavit of Support

    The Affidavit of support is filed to establish willingness and ability to financially support your immigrant spouse or family member.  By filling this form, you are declaring to USCIS that the intending immigrant (and joining family member) will not become a public charge.  As the Petitioner of the immigrant, you are required to submit this…

  5. Starting A Divorce

    Filing for a divorce is a very personal and difficult decision. Navigating the court system and filing for a divorce while making this difficult decision can be a very stressful process. Knowing the process can ease that stress and provide some structure when you are facing a lot of uncertainty. Outlined below are the steps…

  6. PERMs and Audits

    PERM is an acronym for the “Program Electronic Review Management” system established under the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. It is by getting a PERM certified that a foreign national starts the process to become a lawful permanent resident through employment. This, consequently, launches the journey to U.S. citizenship. All employment-based permanent residency applications (green…

  7. Dealing with the Damage Caused by the Winter Weather Crisis

    As the temperatures throughout Texas dropped well below freezing, many of you encountered burst water and sprinkler lines. For those who unfortunately experienced frozen and burst water lines at their business, there are a handful of steps that you should follow to ensure the damage is properly fixed and fully covered by insurance. First, it…

  8. Loss Of Employment And Filing A New H-1B Petition Outside Of The 60-Day Grace Period

    COVID-19 has taken its toll on the labor market, resulting in millions of people losing their job.  Unfortunately for those on a nonimmigrant visa such as an H-1B, the clock starts ticking on their last day of work.  H-1B holders generally have 60 days or until the end of their authorized stay, whichever is shorter,…

  9. The Three Keys To A Great Law Firm

    After over 15 years of practicing law and being fortunate to own my own law firm for most of that time, I began to ponder what clients really look for in selecting a law firm.  Last year brought businesses many challenges that we never would have imagined we would face when 2020 started.  With these…

  10. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)

    DACA is a program instituted in 2012 that allows young undocumented immigrants, who came to America as children in circumstances beyond their control and have lived here since at least 2007 to request consideration for deferred action and receive work authorization and sometimes advance parole for short trips outside the United States. The fee to…

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