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November 17, 2022
Aaron Lawee

MMH Recommends Attending Court Even If You Do Not Appear in the Portal

If you are scheduled for a removal hearing and you do not appear for that hearing, you will likely be ordered removed in your absence. This may be true even if the court website says that you do not have...

November 01, 2022
Marjorie M. Filice

Terminating an H-1B: Employer Obligations and Considerations

If an employer chooses to terminate an employee who is authorized to work by H-1B, the employer faces certain obligations. Notify the Employee: An employer who seeks to terminate an H-1B holding employee should first notify the employee in writing...

October 24, 2022
Grace Parsons

Parole for Venezuelans

What is the Venezuelan Parole Program? This month, the United States announced a program which will allow certain Venezuelan nationals a pathway to request permission to travel to the United States and seek parole for up to two years. In...

October 17, 2022
Courtney Wachal

The Ins and Outs of an Intermittent L

Normally, L-1A or L-1B status maxes out, which means that once the date is met, you are no longer eligible to remain in L status. For example, an L-1A maxes out after 7 years with an L-1B maxing out at...

October 12, 2022
Chandni Shah

The Who, What, and When of H-4 EADs

As the processing times for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications continue to vary greatly and the option for premium processing remains uncertain, foreign employees are often left feeling unsure and anxious about potential gaps in work authorization. H-4 EAD holders...

September 23, 2022
Aaron Lawee

Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans Extended

On July 11, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelan citizens. Venezuelan TPS had previously been authorized until September 9, 2022, and it has now been extended from September 10, 2022...

September 15, 2022
Tahreem Kalam

Uncertainty for Employment-Based Green Card Applicants at the End of the Government’s Fiscal Year

As the end of the government’s fiscal year approaches on September 30, 2022, many foreign nationals with pending employment-based green cards are left with uncertainty as to when their green card applications may get adjudicated. The Visa Bulletin is released...

August 31, 2022
Hon. Robert Vinikoor (Ret.)

DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA

On August 24, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy for certain eligible noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children, deferring...


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