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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...

August 24, 2021
Anna Buskila

U.S. Citizenship Transmission and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Recognizing the realities of modern families and advances in assisted reproductive technology (“ART”), the State Department and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) both updated their interpretation and application of the requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth....

Two Important Updates Regarding Your Medical Exam

Clients Report Being Contacted Directly by USCIS to Prepare to Provide Medical Exams Applicants for adjustment of status have reported receiving phone calls, text messages, or emails from USCIS regarding their medical exams. In particular, USCIS is informing clients that...

August 09, 2021
Ana Valenzuela

What is “Immigrant Intent”?

If you have ever applied for a nonimmigrant visa, such as a tourist visa, you may have been asked very specific questions about your intended stay by a consular officer or Customs and Border Patrol agent.  For example, questions regarding...

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