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October 19, 2021
Aaron Lawee

Illinois Driver’s License Renewals

We have heard reports from clients who have experienced difficulties renewing their driver’s licenses or state IDs at the Illinois Secretary of State. General Background: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois residents have struggled to get their driver’s licenses or...

October 11, 2021
Tahreem Kalam

Can I Expedite my EAD Application with USCIS?

A Form I-765 employment authorization document or EAD card, is a work permit document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that provides temporary employment authorization to noncitizens in the United States. Those on various non-immigrant visa...

October 05, 2021
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

Seeking Prosecutorial Discretion before the Immigration Court

If you or a family member are currently in deportation or removal proceedings, please read below to learn about prosecutorial discretion. What is Prosecutorial Discretion? Prosecutorial discretion has been used by law enforcement agencies for decades as a way preserve...

September 27, 2021
Marjorie M. Filice

What are my options after downgrading from EB-2 to EB-3?

Historically, the EB-2 category of I-140s has moved faster than the EB-3 category. For this reason, foreign nationals from certain heavily populated countries (China and India, in particular) preferred to file under the EB-2 category whenever possible. However, this year...

September 24, 2021
Pawel Boruch

Green Card Applicants Must Be Fully Vaccinated for Covid-19 Beginning on October 1, 2021, With Few Exceptions

Effective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants for lawful permanent residence (“green card”) who are required to submit a medical examination report must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete and sign their immigration medical examination (Form I-693)....

September 20, 2021
Tahreem Kalam

TRAVEL UPDATE: Covid Travel Restrictions for Foreign Nationals Entering the U.S. to Ease Starting November

On Monday, September 20, 2021, The Biden Administration announced that the U.S. will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated passengers to travel into the country starting in early November. An exact date has not yet been provided and...

September 13, 2021
Beata Leja

How Long Must I Remain with the Employer that Sponsored Me After Getting My Green Card?

Individuals who get their green cards through employment sponsorship often ask us how long they must remain with that employer after their green card is issued. While the short answer is that there is no specific minimum period of time,...

August 30, 2021
Chandni Shah

Moving Worksite Locations Impacts your H-1B Petition and PERM Process

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives of many, the trend in working remotely or moving locations entirely has also continued. Employees working in the United States on an H-1B visa or those with a pending PERM process...

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