The realm of employment-based immigration is fraught with complexities, and the intricacies of the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) labor certification process – the first stage for most employment-based green card cases – can be especially challenging for employers. In recent months, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has settled disputes with Apple and Facebook over READ MORE
All nonimmigrants and legal permanent residents must notify USCIS of their change in address within 10 business days of moving by submitting the Form AR-11 with USCIS either online or by mail. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated their website and removed the link to file Form AR-11, Change of Address (COA), READ MORE
The PERM labor certification process is the first stage of the employment-based application for legal permanent residency where the foreign national is not eligible for a waiver of the PERM requirement. These cases where the PERM is waived and the Form I-140 is filed first include the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1B Outstanding Researcher and Professor, READ MORE
Please visit YouTube to watch the interview with me about US immigration law and employment-based immigration in particular. This video is around 30 minutes long and I discuss different nonimmigrant working visas, such as H-1Bs, E-2s, TNs and L-1s, as well as PERM labor certification green card cases and some family-based immigration.
The US government is currently operating under a continuing resolution (CR) that expires on November 17, 2023. If Congress fails to pass a new CR or spending bills by that date, the government will shut down. A government shutdown can have a significant impact on immigration services. Here is an overview of what to expect: READ MORE
On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued an executive order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. One of the key goals of the order is to attract and retain top talent in AI and other critical and emerging technologies in the United States. Section 5.1 of this AI executive READ MORE
On October 24, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the two (2)-year foreign residence requirement for the nonimmigrant exchange visitor (J) visa classification. Background The J-1 visa classification is for exchange visitors who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, READ MORE