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One of President Joe Biden’s first actions after taking office was to propose sweeping reforms and changes to our nation’s immigration laws. The proposed eight-year path to United States citizenship has been discussed in the news quite a bit, but that was not his only proposal. As the linked article from NBC News describes, President […]
Continuing on with the changes in our last blog post, President Biden issued three executive orders on February 4, 2021 that provides a breath of relief for many immigrants and their attorneys. However, while this may seem like exciting news, we worry about the time it may take to implement the changes as many are […]
Immediately upon taking office as the new President, Joe Biden issued several immigration-related Executive Orders and proposed a sweeping legislative change to existing immigration law. These changes must be passed by Congress so it important to everyone to contact their Congressional representatives to press for approval of the proposed immigration bill.
Happy New Year! As we begin to move past the historically bad year that was 2020, we can look forward with optimism that this new year will bring a return to normality, and positive changes and progress. The legal and political environment of U.S. immigration law is ever-changing. However, over the past four years, the […]
Finding the best immigration attorney for your needs can be a daunting task, especially knowing where to start. It’s important to know what to look for in order to improve your odds of success, and how to ask the right questions before hiring and placing your future in his or her hands. We strongly recommend […]
For the first time since September 2017, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program has been fully reinstated. The Obama-era program offers protection from deportation and grants employment authorization to individuals that arrived in the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday and have lived in the U.S. consecutively since 2007. In September 2017, the […]
Continuing our discussion of the sweeping changes which are being made and proposed for the H-1B visa program, we will now look at the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) titled “Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitions Seeking To File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions” on November 2, 2020. 85 Fed. […]
Maintaining Permanent Residence Many people believe there are actual time periods when they cannot leave the US or stay out of the US. In fact, to keep a green card, there really is no rule. The law requires permanent residence to prove that they intend to live permanently in the US on a specific date […]
As one part of the recent changes made to the H-1B regulations, the Department of Homeland Security issued the Interim Final Rule titled “Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program” at 8 CFR Part 214 on October 8, 2020. As previously mentioned, this Interim Final Rule changes the definition of “specialty occupation” at 8 CFR […]