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Travel Warning for Nationals of Certain Countries Designated by Executive Order

The American Immigration Council has posted a practice advisory, Challenging President Trump’s Ban on Entry, which provides information about how last Friday’s Executive Order is being implemented, offers resources and practice tips for attorneys whose clients are affected by it, and outlines legal challenges that have been filed to date. … Continue reading Travel Warning for Nationals of Certain Countries Designated by Executive Order

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There Is No Immediate Need To Plan A Move To Canada

Trump was elected President and the Republicans control both the House and the Senate. Immigrants are wondering, “What does this mean for me?” Before I explain that, let me say this first -there is no reason to push the panic button. America may have lost but you have not.  To … Continue reading There Is No Immediate Need To Plan A Move To Canada

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Much Longer Wait Times for Green Cards- Department of State Edits Previously Modernized Visa Bulletin

Department of States Alters Recently Modified Visa Bulletin On September 9th the Department of Homeland Security released new updated changes to the visa bulletin. These changes modernized the visa system and moved up priority dates for those applying for adjustment of status. The revisions to the visa bulletin were part … Continue reading Much Longer Wait Times for Green Cards- Department of State Edits Previously Modernized Visa Bulletin

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Obama Administration Encourages Lawful Permanent Residents to Become Citizens

Lately there has been a push by the Obama administration and the USCIS to encourage and celebrate US citizenship. The USCIS launched a citizenship campaign to raise awareness about citizenship and education about the naturalization process. President Obama also utilized Citizenship Day, which occurred in September, to encourage legal permanent … Continue reading Obama Administration Encourages Lawful Permanent Residents to Become Citizens

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Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action

Part of the executive action announced by President Obama for immigration reform last November was a parole program for entrepreneurs. Entrepreneursare extremely valuable to American business and are responsible for many start up companies in the US. To make it easier for entrepreneurs to come to the US and set … Continue reading Parole Program for Entrepreneurs Part of Obama’s Executive Action

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L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian Nationals

L-1B classification was initially created by Congress to allow multinational companies to easily transfer employers from foreign operations to intra-company offices in the United States. To receive L-1B classification the applicant must work abroad for the overseas arm of the US employer for one continuous year and demonstrate that he has “specialized knowledge” in … Continue reading L-1B Denials Particularly High for Indian Nationals

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Protect Yourself Against Common Immigration Scams

Scam artists have always targeted immigrants but with the Obama Administration’s issuance of the new Executive Order scams could be on the rise. The immigration reform has caused much confusion among immigrant populations causing some families to dish out extra money to alleged immigration attorneys scamming them into believing their … Continue reading Protect Yourself Against Common Immigration Scams

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How President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” Affects Employment-Based Immigration

President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” proposes several changes to the immigration system many of which could affect employment-based visas. The proposed changes could be good news for employees and employers by decreasing wait times for certain classifications, allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work and in some cases … Continue reading How President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” Affects Employment-Based Immigration

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DACA Expansion and Creation of DAPA- Things to Know

Reforms are expected to be in place for undocumented foreign nationals applying for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and parents of United States Citizens or Legal Permanent Residences applying for DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents). As with all immigration changes, it’s important to … Continue reading DACA Expansion and Creation of DAPA- Things to Know

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