Category Archive for: ‘immigration news’

  • Bad-News-For-EB1

    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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  • Day 1 CPT, is it for me?

    Day 1 CPT, is it for me?

    As an international student pursuing your studies in the US on an F-1 visa, Curricular Practical Training (CPT) can be a fantastic way to get immediate work experience in your field and even earn a paycheck. CPT is a job training program run through your …

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  • AI

    How AI can affect the Practice of Law

    AI and Chat GPT are all the rage right now. It is all the kids are talking about. So I figured, why not write an article exploring how AI technology could potentially be used in the practice of law. After all, the goal of my …

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  • Feat 2

    Not selected in the H-1B lottery? What happens next?

    Getting selected in the H-1B lottery is exactly like getting drawn into the easiest group in the FIFA World Cup.  It all comes down to simple luck of the draw.   Since the FIFA World Cup has 8 groups (A – H), your country’s odds …

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  • Attorney FTR IMG

    The L-1 Visa. What if Bill Gates was Canadian?

    The L-1 Visa. What if Bill Gates was Canadian?   While H-1B season is right around the corner, I still get asked about other visas such as the L-1.   “What is an L-1 visa”?  “Am I a good fit”? “Are they hard to get”? “Who …

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    H-1B Lottery: May the odds be ever in your favor

    Requirements for an H-1B visa You must be in a “specialty occupation” that usually requires at least a bachelor’s degree Your employer must be a legitimate U.S. business They must be willing and able to pay you the prevailing wage according to your job title …

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    Key Points for a Great Immigration Reference Letter

    Question:  Do you have any suggestions to have a better reference letter for my visa or green card application? I get these questions a lot from my employment-based immigration clients.  Many work visas or green card petitions either require or advise you to include letters …

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  • Impact of U.S. Tech Layoffs on Foreign Workers

    Impact of U.S. Tech Layoffs on Foreign Workers

    Recently there have been a series of massive layoffs in the U.S. tech sector from companies such as Twitter, Meta, and Amazon. As we know, a significant percentage of workers employed in the high-tech and computing fields are foreign, many being from India. Of these …

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  • 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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  • Attorney Ftr Img

    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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