16 January 2017

New Rules Regarding Employment Authorization To Go Into Effect January 17, 2017

Amy Lenhert

On November 18, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published long-awaited regulations regarding employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa programs.  But, even if you are applying for a green card based on your marriage, or you are in removal proceedings applying for relief from an Immigration Judge, the new rules ... Read More

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11 January 2017

Fraud Alert: Programs Offering EB-3 Immigration Opportunities May Be Unlawful

As you consider options for immigrating to the United States, you may hear of the Employment Based Third Preference (EB-3) as a less expensive alternative to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The EB-3 category requires sponsorship by a U.S. employer for a full-time worker. The process for EB-3 immigration entails ... Read More

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15 November 2016

Revised I-9 Form Now Available

Josie Gonzalez

On November 14, 2016 USCIS released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers may continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of March 3, 2013 through January 21, 2017. Effective January 22, 2017, employers must use the new form. The new form may now be considered a “smart” ... Read More

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24 May 2016

Permanent Residency Through Labor Certification Processing

This article will summarize the procedure to obtain U.S. Permanent Resident status (the so-called “green card”) via employment and it will explain briefly the information and actions needed from the employer and the foreign national in order to process the case.  The procedure to obtain a green card is a ... Read More

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27 April 2016

STEM Workers Granted Extended Employment Authorization Period

Josie Gonzalez

Originally published March 18, 2016 On March 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a regulation that extends the period of work authorization from its current 17-month period to 24 months for foreign students who will be employed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations by U.S. ... Read More

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