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March 04, 2024
Marjorie M. Filice

Can You Travel Abroad While Your I-485 is Pending?

You may be wondering whether it is advisable to travel abroad while waiting for your adjustment of status, otherwise known as the green card application process. Generally, it is not easy to leave the country during this time. In most...

December 11, 2023
Courtney Wachal

New Biden Executive Order Establishes New Critical and Emerging Technologies and Priorities for EB-2 National Interest Waivers

On October 30, 2023, the Biden Administration issued an executive order ordering the federal government to "use existing authorities to expand the ability of highly skilled immigrants and nonimmigrants with expertise in critical areas to study, stay, and work in...

FAQs on Maintaining H-1B or L Status while Using Advance Parole (AP) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) after Filing for Adjustment of Status

Are you a temporary H-1B or L worker who has filed for adjustment of status to receive your long-awaited green card? Congratulations! Once you have received your Advance Parole (AP) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD), you are probably puzzled whether...

June 12, 2023
Anna Buskila

FAQs about Employment-Based Green Card Process through a Labor Certification (PERM)

The process for securing employment-based legal permanent resident status (green card) in the United States through a labor certification (PERM) is a three-step process. Step 1: Certified labor certification (PERM) from the Department of labor (“DOL”); Developing and finalizing PERM...

April 17, 2023
Courtney Wachal

Religious Worker Green Cards Severely Backlogged-What Are my Alternative Options?

Individuals who hold an R-1 (religious worker) visa are eligible to apply for permanent residency under the EB-4 (employment-based fourth preference) category pursuant to sponsorship from their employer. Prior to March 2023, the EB-4 category was processing green card applications...

January 04, 2023
Marjorie M. Filice

What to Bring to your Medical Appointment

USCIS requires that all applicants for permanent residency undergo a medical exam by an authorized civil surgeon. If you have an exam scheduled, it is important to prepare and attend the exam with all the required documentation. We advise you...

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...

July 19, 2022
Beata Leja

If you have DACA, now is the time to consider exploring a green card through employment!

It has now been 1.5 years since President Biden took office and the DACA program just passed its 10-year anniversary on June 15, 2022, and yet Congress has failed to deliver any solution to help DACA recipients permanently legalize their...


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