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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...

July 07, 2021
Pawel Boruch

Which Categories of Employment Based Visas Allow Spouses to Work

There are many types of employment-based visas. These visas allow principal applicant to legally work in the United States, with some exceptions only for the petitioning employer. The H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 visas allow a non-citizen to be employed in...

Premium Processing Service Soon Available for EADs, H-4 Spouses, Those Seeking to Change to F-1 Student Status, EB-1 Multinational Managers & Executives & More!

On September 30, 2020, the President signed a bill that makes several important changes to premium processing, a service available for only certain immigration benefits applications where USCIS can expedite the processing of the application for an additional fee. Currently,...

Lawful Permanent Residents: Unemployment Benefits and the Impact on Naturalization

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is being felt in every aspect of American society, as we endure shelter in place orders, social distancing guidelines, and closed schools, courts, and businesses. A substantial number of our nation’s workers are...

September 27, 2018
Tahreem Kalam

Talking Points for HR & Recruiters Dealing with Increased Anxiety Related to H-1B Transfers

H-1B workers are rightfully anxious these days. H-1B Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and denials are at an all-time high as a result of President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order. In the 1st quarter of 2017, the USCIS...

USCIS Can Now Deny Applications without an RFE or NOID

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has taken another step in making it more difficult for employers to hire and retain foreign national employees. On July 13, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum giving immigration officers significantly more discretion to...

June 05, 2017
Tahreem Kalam

When Does My L Status Expire – L Visas based on Blanket L Petition

The L Visa in General The L-1 visa is a non-immigrant work visa enabling U.S. companies to transfer employees from overseas subsidiaries to the U.S. There are two types of L-1 visas—an L-1A visa available to managers or executives, and...

March 30, 2016
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Finally, DHS publishes the new 24-month STEM OPT rule to be implemented on May 10, 2016

On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its new rule extending optional practical training (OPT) for college graduates with certain science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees. The new rule extends the initial 12 months...


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