BEWARE OF ICE IMPOSTERS
PEOPLE REPRESENTING THEMSELVES AS U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) PERSONNEL FOR FRAUDULENT GAIN .
CONSIDERATIONS WHEN TERMINATING A FOREIGN WORKER
(H-1B, H-1B1, E-1/E-2, E-3, TN, L-1, O-1)
Terminating an employee is always a difficult decision. Terminating a foreign worker has additional challenges and consequences that must be considered, and employers must ensure they comply with state and federal law. An employer should consult with both their immigration lawyer and employment lawyer before taking action.
Work Authorization for Spouses of Visa Holders L2s H4s and Es
On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are authorized to work in the United States just by virtue of holding L-2 or E status but may continue applying for […]
Case Processing Delays
Why Hasn’t Your Case Been Decided Yet? Nationwide, you and millions of families, businesses, and individuals applying for immigration benefits are waiting longer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process and approve applications and petitions.
Admission To the US and your I-94
When you enter the United States, you are inspected by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent. After approving your admission to the United States, the border inspector does two things:
Decoupling of Combination Cards for EADs and Advance Parole
Are You a Green Card Applicant with a Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status Application?If so, you may be expecting to receive an employment authorization document (EAD) and advance parole (AP) combo card. However, USCIS recently began issuing the two documents separately.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
It may be exciting to hear about Congress introducing immigration bills, particularly if it may benefit you, your family members, or friends, however, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the legislative process.
Rescheduling Biometrics 2022
Depending on the type of application you file with USCIS, you may be required to appear at a USCIS office for a biometrics appointment. For example, biometrics may be required if you file an I-485 (adjustment of status or green card application), I-765 (application for employment authorization document), I-131 (application for travel document), or an […]
Protecting Your Green Card and How Not to Jeopardize It
For many, the process of obtaining lawful permanent resident (“green card”) status can be a complex and challenging effort. Having a green card can provide certainty and peace of mind that you can live and work permanently in the United States. However, your permanent resident status can be revoked under certain scenarios. This flyer covers […]
Options for Unselected H-1B Lottery Applicants
The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals to perform temporary services in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, in a specific area of specialization.