Category Archive for: ‘immigration news’

  • Immigration

    Rishi Sunak’s U.S. Immigration Path

    We are all very excited to learn more about the newly elected British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.  What do we know about his U.S. Immigration journey? This is a very interesting and timely question and one I was asked a few times over the last few …

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    EB-2 visas and National Interest Waivers (NIW)

    Question: “I’m a 40-year-old airline captain from New Zealand with over 15 years of aviation experience currently flying in the Middle East.  While my parents are from India, I was born in Auckland. Could I qualify for an EB-2 NIW? What is an NIW and …

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  • 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 …

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    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) …

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    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 …

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  • 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 …

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    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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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    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 …

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