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July 2013 Archives

Legal Issue Series - How Many Researchers Does it Take?

This is the first of our Legal Issue Series, which will answer hard immigration questions and will attempt to fill in the many holes in the immigration system through legal analysis. The first of these holes is a twist to a common factual scenario: A petitioner-company wants to petition one of its three full-time researchers for an EB-1B visa. However, the full-time researcher in question is currently on a nonimmigrant visa (L-1B, H-1B, etc.).

Showcase Series: O-1 Visa for Gastrointestinal Scientist

This article marks the first installment of our new Showcase Series, which will overview successful cases filed by t Ms. Sweta Khandelwal, the principal attorney at the Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal. This Showcase will be for a scientist who successfully received an O-1 visa, which is a nonimmigrant visa for individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.

Huge Jump Expected in Visa Availability in August 2013

Both immigration attorneys and individuals who have had to wait for a green card may be familiar with the Department of State's Visa Bulletin, which provides month-by-month updates on when visas become available. Below are the visa bulletin numbers for July 2013:

Immigration Implications of the DOMA Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States came out with a flurry of exciting decisions last week, including the decision on the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"). Although it was technically a tax case, the Supreme Court's finding that DOMA was unconstitutional has widespread implications, including in immigration.

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