Best Practices for H-2B Visa Success The race is on! The next available start date for H-2B workers to begin work in the United States is April 1, 2023. U.S. employers who seek to have foreign nationals begin work in spring should begin the H-2B process as soon as possible but no later than NovemberContinue reading “The November Deadline to Begin is Here!”
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Seeking an Employment Based Green Card?
Sorting through PERM Confusion – Prevailing Wage vs. PERM 9089 Registration/Application The PERM Labor Certification is the first step for most employment based sponsored Green Cards in the Employment Based Category 3, (EB-3) where a U.S. employer permanently sponsors a foreign national. PERM is basically a market test to determine if there are any U.S.Continue reading “Seeking an Employment Based Green Card?“
When Tragedy Strikes Back Home & Your In the Middle of Adjusting Status to a U.S. Permanent Resident…What can You do?
As a rule, if you or someone you know is applying for adjustment of status (“AS”) to a U.S. Permanent Resident based on an Employment Based Petition (I-140), or a Family petition (I-130), your application will be denied if you leave the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) will consider the application abandoned. Continue reading “When Tragedy Strikes Back Home & Your In the Middle of Adjusting Status to a U.S. Permanent Resident…What can You do?”
EB-5 Visa: To pool or not to pool
The EB-5 Visa now allows investors to pool their money together in order to receive U.S. Immigration Permanent Visa benefits. On July 12, 2022, USCIS posted an updated revision for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, accommodates the mandates contained in the recently passed EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA). The newContinue reading “EB-5 Visa: To pool or not to pool”
How the J-1 Cultural Exchange and H-2B Seasonal Visas can help with your labor shortages! Our lawyers have been practicing for the past 25 years in U.S. Immigration matters exclusively. We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Our Lead Attorney was elected as an Elite Lawyer of The Year for 2022! IfContinue reading “Labor Shortages”
WHEW! YOU CAN STOP & REGROUP
TPS STATUS DESIGNATIONS Notice of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective June 7, 2022, through December 7, 2023. TPS is where the government allows someone from a certain country to remain in the United States as their countryContinue reading “WHEW! YOU CAN STOP & REGROUP”
Work Visas Available for ‘The Great Resignation’
Professionals & Skilled Workers Welcomed to Qualify H-2B visas are seasonal work visas. Many of our Au-pair clients and Student Visa OPT clients are switching status to H-2B visas due to the need for business to employ professional and skilled workers based on the lack of qualified workers due to ‘ The Great Resignation’ duringContinue reading “Work Visas Available for ‘The Great Resignation’”
This hilarious series is a ‘must watch’ on Netflix. It is a series about a girl named Anna Sorokin who pretended to be a German heiress with a $60,000,000.00 Trust she was set to inherit. She then defrauds the biggest banks and hotels in New York City. She was even approved for a $400,000,000 loanContinue reading “Inventing Anna”
“We have a need for Speed” in Processing our Nurses to U.S. Permanent Residents
Thank God that our invaluable nurses are processed on a separate U.S. immigration track from other professionals. Nurses are “Schedule A” professionals; and therefore pre-certified by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”). In other words, the DOL assumes there is a shortage and allows professional nurses to by-pass the Labor Certification Stage to ensure “speed”Continue reading ““We have a need for Speed” in Processing our Nurses to U.S. Permanent Residents”
A Path Forward For Our Afghan Friends & Family
Afghan Refugees have fled by thousands. Sleeping on hard floors, cement and just waiting to see how their fate will be determined. At this time, it is hoped that there will be sweeping legislation granting them permanent resident status in the United States. Otherwise, the Afghan evacuees lack pathways, according to the DHS report, andContinue reading “A Path Forward For Our Afghan Friends & Family”