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1409, 2020

Travel Bans Not Lifted – Airport Screenings End

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: International|0 Comments

Travel Ban Remains in Place for certain countries. silhouette plane in the air The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have published an advanced copy of a Notification [...]

1409, 2020

Navigating the U.S. Immigration Labyrinth Right Now

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: International, USCIS, Visa Petition Strategy|0 Comments

Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash Two summers ago, before my sons entered high school, we took a family trip to Italy. It seemed like the perfect time - my sons were old [...]

1409, 2020

USCIS Budget Crisis

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: USCIS|0 Comments

In May, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) notified Congress that the agency predicted a budget shortfall for the remainder of 2020, reportedly due to a lower volume of filings received during the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

3006, 2020

Visa Articles to Review

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: USCIS|0 Comments

Two articles from 2020 discuss some issues for which you need to be aware. Following are the articles and the bullet points for each: Article: USCIS Informs 13,000 Federal Employees of Potential Furloughs Without Emergency [...]

2205, 2020

Charting the Course for H-1Bs and Other Visas Through COVID-19

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: H-1B, International, Visa Petition Strategy|0 Comments

Photo by CALIN STAN on Unsplash U.S. Immigration laws and regulations have always required immigration attorneys to have a certain level of creativity to problem solve. Keeping current on regulation changes, combined with [...]

602, 2020

An H-1B Season of Transition Begins

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: H-1B, Visa Petition Strategy|0 Comments

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash On February 3, 2020 a coding flaw in a mobile app delayed the tabulation and reporting of the Iowa Democratic Caucus results. This high-profile failure reminds us [...]

212, 2019

What’s New for This H-1B Cap Season

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: H-1B, Visa Petition Strategy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The week following Thanksgiving often signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season for those who did not dive in while still digesting their turkey dinner. As an immigration attorney, this week always turns my [...]

309, 2019

International Student Enrollment Is Tapering, But Not for the Reasons You May Think

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: F-1 Visa, H-1B, International|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Unlike many lawyers I know, I did not go directly from my undergraduate studies to law school. In fact, when I graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, I wasn’t sure [...]

2405, 2019

Universities and IT Firms Challenge USCIS Policies on Unlawful Presence and Third-Party Worksites

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

As a lifelong fan and supporter of the foreign national community, it has been hard for me to watch the Trump Administration enact increasingly stringent visa policies and practices. Today I’m happy to report that [...]

2101, 2019

H-1B Visas: What You Need to Know About Filing in 2019

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: H-1B, Visa Petition Strategy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Source: Cheryl Empey via FreeImages.com As a dedicated immigration attorney, I’ve been steadfast in my H-1B visa service and searching for a nugget of good news on this front during the past few [...]

2101, 2019

USCIS Is Phasing Out Online Self-Scheduled InfoPass Appointments

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: H-1B, Visa Petition Strategy|Tags: , |0 Comments

As your immigration attorney I try to take care of as much of your application process and answer as many of your questions as I can. On occasion an issue or question arises which requires [...]

1009, 2018

New Unlawful Presence Guidelines Increase Vigilance on International Students and Exchange Visitors

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: F-1 Visa, H-1B, International|0 Comments

Recently a student called my office asking to talk to the “F-1 attorney.” The student was employed using his STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) and his employer was seeking to change his status to H-1B [...]

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