Category Archive for: ‘immigration news’

  • Why Attorneys Charge for Consultations

    Why Attorneys Charge for Consultations

    In life, we often seek guidance when faced with decisions or challenges. As an immigration attorney, I assist people in such situations. For instance, imagine Jesper, an international pilot who’s been flying for a foreign airline for almost a decade but now wishes to pursue …

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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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  • 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 …

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  • Spouses Of H 1B

    Spouses of H-1B visa holders are allowed to work in the US

    Ready for Layout After a court ruling, tech-savvy H-1B spouses can work in the US. Such employees’ partners retain Obama-era H-4 visas. Save Jobs USA said that Congress never allowed the DHS to hire foreign workers, including H-4 visa holders. Tanya Chutkan disagreed Tuesday. H-1B …

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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 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 …

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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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  • 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 …

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