Tag Archives: I-485 form

  1. EB-1, EB-2, National Interest Waiver, And EB3

    For those considering obtaining a green card through employment-based means there are a number of options to consider. The vast majority of applicants typically file either an EB-2 or EB-3.  Historically, most candidates prefer EB-2, however, because of the large number of EB-2 filings there became a backlog and EB-3 became more of an attractive…

  2. Additional Considerations for Employers Filing PERMs Who Have Laid Off U.S. Workers During COVID-19

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have been laid off by their employer and this is particularly important for Employers who are in the process of filing a PERM application. The whole purpose of the PERM process (also known as the Labor Certification) is for the Employer to demonstrate that it has made a…

  3. Trump Suspends Green Cards Due to COVID-19

    Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order, temporarily suspending the issuance of green cards, claiming that this is a necessary step towards protecting the jobs of U.S. workers. Effective at 11.59 pm on April 23, 2020, this proclamation suspends entry into the U.S. of the following immigrants: Those outside the U.S. as of the effective…

  4. The Dawn Of A New Era: Becoming Familiar With The New Public Charge Rule

    It feels like we are writing a new blog almost every week.  Under the Trump administration, we have seen several new policies, and this one is no different.  The new public charge rule seeks to once again limit legal immigration by targeting low- income, low- skilled poorly- educated, elderly or disabled individuals and making it…

  5. I-140 General Information

    I-140 Process For candidates filing an EB-2 or EB-3 filing, it will be necessary for your Employer to obtain a certified Permanent Labor Certification, aka PERM, before filing the I-140.  For further details please refer to our previous article regarding PERMs, which can be found at: https://www.patellegal.com/perm-process-general-information/ This article is intended for candidates who are…

  6. PERM Process General Information

    PERM Process The following information is intended to give you an overview of the PERM process also known as the Permanent Labor Certification. The PERM process is required for those applicants who wish to file an EB-2 or EB-3 filing at the I-140 stage.  Please note that the PERM process is not required for an…

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