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
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
The US Department of State (DOS) has issued a practice pointer for the October and November 2023 Visa Bulletins. The Visa Bulletin provides the availability of immigrant visas for legal permanent residency (the “green card”) for the coming month. Within each category, the Visa Bulletin provides a Final Action Chart with priority dates considered current READ MORE
If you have heard that USCIS issues employment authorization documents (EADs) based on compelling circumstances, you may be wondering if you qualify. In this blog post, we will explain eligibility for these EADs and how USCIS defines compelling circumstances. USCIS issues EADs based on compelling circumstances to help foreign workers who are employed in the READ MORE