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Immigration Interview with Attorney Monique Kornfeld on YouTube

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.

What Happens to My Immigration Case if the Government Shuts Down?

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

DHS Proposes Rule to Modernize H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Program

DHS Proposes Rule to Modernize H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker Program   On October 20, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule to modernize the H-1B specialty occupation worker program. The proposed rule would make a number of changes to the H-1B program, including streamlining eligibility requirements, improving program efficiency, providing greater benefits READ MORE

Employment Authorization for Foreign Workers with Compelling Circumstances

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

Premium Processing for Immigration Cases Expanded

Frustrated by lengthy processing times for visas and employment authorization? USCIS offers a solution, but it comes at a price and does not affect your chances of success. With premium processing, USCIS guarantees that it will take adjudicative action on your petition within a shortened time frame. That action must either be an approval notice, READ MORE