Category Archive for: ‘immigration news’

  • Attorney Seth Finberg

    Are you extraordinary? O-1 visas for persons of extraordinary ability

    I recently had a consultation with Vikram, a film director from India, who was studying advanced film production and technology in the United States.   Often clients will come with a specific visa in mind.   Vikram had done some research and was interested in an O-1B …

    Read More
  • Attorney Seth Finberg

    Frequently asked Questions on Premium Processing

    What exactly is Premium Processing?   Premium processing is a service, where available, for an extra fee employers can get a decision from the USCIS much more quickly on certain employment-based visa petitions.   This usually costs $2,500 and you should get a decision in 15 (or 45) …

    Read More
  • Immigration Ftr Img

    Frequently asked questions on OPT, STEM OPT and H-2B’s

    I am an international student on an F-1 visa and I am about to graduate from my University in May.   How can I stay in the US and work?  The most important piece of advice I give to all of my clients and potential …

    Read More
  • Rapid Fire Changes Come to the World of Immigration

    Frequently asked questions on B’s and H-1B’s

    By Seth Finberg I was told that some registrants in the H-1B lottery have a better chance of selection.  Is this true? The H-1B lottery is a random lottery and is therefore nationality neutral.  Unlike the “Green Card Lottery” (Diversity Visa Lottery) or the Immigrant …

    Read More
  • Marriage Based Green Cards Ftr Img

    Marriage-Based Green Cards

    One of the most frequently asked questions from clients is “How can I get a green card?” The two most common pathways to becoming a green card holder are 1) getting sponsored by a spouse/ immediate family member, OR 2) getting an employer sponsorship. The …

    Read More
  • Immigration Solutions for Entrepreneurs

    Immigration Solutions for Entrepreneurs

    If you are an entrepreneur and are looking to come to the United States to form a startup, there is a new program called International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) that you may want to consider. IEP allows startup founders to legally move to the United States …

    Read More
  • Rapid Fire Changes Come to the World of Immigration

    Update on USCIS Visitor Policy

    In light of some states and municipalities relaxing mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reminds the public that we will continue to enforce our visitor policy in all USCIS facilities. This includes a requirement that all visitors 2 years of age or older wear a …

    Read More
  • USCIS

    DHS Secretary Statement on the 2019 Public Charge Rule

    Today, DHS Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that the government will no longer defend the 2019 public charge rule as doing so is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources. “The 2019 public charge rule was not in keeping …

    Read More
  • Don't Give up hope on the H-1B Visa

    Wage Based H-1B Selection Process Delayed

    The wage based H-1B selection process which was originally set to become effective on 3/9/21 has been delayed until December 31, 2021. According to the Department of Homeland Security: “delaying the rule to December 31, 2021, will provide USCIS sufficient time to develop, thoroughly test, …

    Read More
  • USCIS to Welcome Nearly 20,000 New U.S. Citizens in Naturalization Ceremonies Around Presidents Day

    USCIS Extends Flexibilities to Certain Applicants Filing Form I-765 for OPT

    USCIS today announced flexibilities for certain foreign students affected by delayed receipt notices for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. These flexibilities apply only to applications received on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through May 1, 2021, inclusive. USCIS has experienced delays at certain lockboxes in issuing …

    Read More
Page 1 of 1312345»10...Last »