Category Archive for: ‘immigration news’

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    To Plea or not to Plea. Immigration Consequences of Plea Bargains in Criminal Cases

    Before I practiced immigration law, I was a criminal defense attorney. My practice represented retained defense clients, and I served as a de facto public defender in Gwinnett County, Georgia. At the time, two of Georgia’s largest counties, Cobb and Gwinnett (both in Metro Atlanta), did not …

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    Making the USPS Great Again. Could an experienced foreign postal worker get an EB-2 NIW?

    By Immigration Attorney Seth Finberg Most immigration attorneys would likely immediately discount the possibility of such a case. However, top attorneys thrive on our creativity and “outside the box” thinking with atypical clients. We always love a challenge. I would at least entertain the consultation …

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    Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Immigration Space

    By U.S. Immigration Attorney Seth Finberg Social media is a good and bad thing, right? We try to watch how much time we spend on various platforms and limit screen time for our kids. However, not all social media is bad or inherently dangerous. LinkedIn …

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    Who wants to play Immigration Chess ♛♜

    Who wants to play Immigration Chess♛♜?  Your move! I always like the E-4 opening with an F-1 visa (pawn)♟or start more aggressively with a H-1B visa (Knight) ♞ to F-3. Thoughts? With chess you can only move a pawn or a knight to begin, so …

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    Did Raj from the Big Bang Theory ever get his green card

    “Raj is his name and stars are his game”. Many of you might recognize Dr. Rajesh “Raj” Koothrappali as a fictional character from the popular show The Big Bang Theory. I decided to use a fun and creative way to explain what immigration options might …

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  • H-1B Visa

    Navigating the H-1B Lottery: An Interesting Gateway for Graduates and OPT Seekers.

    You may have heard the term “H-1B visa” or “H-1B”. The H-1B program aims to address the shortage of specialized skills within the domestic workforce. It is specifically designed for employers looking for individuals with expertise in fields that require high levels of specialized knowledge, …

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    Can I change jobs while on an H-1B visa?

    Yes. Having to leave your job or even losing your job while on an H-1B Visa is not necessarily the end of the world!! You will need to be able to secure new employment within the 60-day grace period, and then, your new employer will …

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  • Startup Visa

    Why we need a startup visa

    We hear all the time that the U.S. Immigration System is “broken” or certainly needs reform.  What can be done?  While I am not a politician or a policy maker, I have worked in the immigration legal field for a while and I think I …

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    Immigration Questions and Answers

    1. When can we expect the commencement of visa stamping within the United States? In 2004, the U.S Department of State halted the renewal of U.S visa stamps due to heightened border restrictions following the events of 9/11. Initially, the U.S visa stamping process was …

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    Bad News for EB-1 Green Cards from India by U.S. Immigration Attorney Seth Finberg

    Indian Nationals seeking U.S. Green Cards under the 1st Employment Based Preference or EB-1 category received a rude awakening from the recently published August 2023 Visa Bulletin. Unexpectedly and almost overnight, the wait time for green cards has increased exponentially by over ten years. Until …

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