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H-1B, L-1 and J-1 Visa Alternatives
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H-1B, L-1 and J-1 Visa Alternatives

President Trump’s June 22nd Executive Order was arguably the most aggressive assault on U.S. business immigration of his administration –...
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I-9 Enforcement Could be Next Front in Immigration Battle
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I-9 Enforcement Could be Next Front in Immigration Battle

The Trump Administration made clear it plans to continue to link record high unemployment with immigration, as seen with President...
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Flow Chart: Does the June 22 Executive Order Impact Your Visa Status?
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Flow Chart: Does the June 22 Executive Order Impact Your Visa Status?

Wondering if your visa status is impacted by the June 22 Executive Order? We hope you find the following resource...
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Client Advisory: Executive Order Restricting Certain Work Visas
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Client Advisory: Executive Order Restricting Certain Work Visas

Citing economic concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump extended a freeze on green cards issued outside the U.S....
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Supreme Court Upholds DACA
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Supreme Court Upholds DACA

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided President Donald Trump cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
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Profiles in Immigration – From Student Visa to U.S. Citizenship
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Profiles in Immigration – From Student Visa to U.S. Citizenship

Matt Nicholson, the associate head coach of Niagara University’s Division I Men’s Hockey Team, navigated the United States immigration system...
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Profiles in Immigration – A Physician from Peru Makes his Home in Bangor, Maine
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Profiles in Immigration – A Physician from Peru Makes his Home in Bangor, Maine

Carlos Requena is a hospitalist at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. After three years of serving patients at...
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Profiles in Immigration – Maine Couple Builds on Similarities, Celebrates Differences
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Profiles in Immigration – Maine Couple Builds on Similarities, Celebrates Differences

Nick Grant and Mehak Bhalla Grant were born a half a world away from each other, but from their very...
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it will resume premium processing for Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant...
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Profiles in Immigration – Higher Ed Leader Reimagines Business Degrees in U.S. with L-1A Visa
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Profiles in Immigration – Higher Ed Leader Reimagines Business Degrees in U.S. with L-1A Visa

Ducere Global Business School was founded in Australia in 2012 with the goal of providing world-class, international business degree programs...
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USCIS Releases Guidance on Covid-19 Impacts for Conrad and HHS Waiver Foreign Physicians
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USCIS Releases Guidance on Covid-19 Impacts for Conrad and HHS Waiver Foreign Physicians

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released guidance for foreign physicians who are subject to Conrad and HHS J-1 waiver...
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USCIS Announces COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents
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USCIS Announces COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a temporary policy for expired “List B” documents used for to complete Employment Eligibility...
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Trump Narrows Immigration Ban to 60 Day Suspension of Green Card Issuance
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Trump Narrows Immigration Ban to 60 Day Suspension of Green Card Issuance

UPDATE: President Trump signed an Executive Order that suspends issuance of new green cards. The Executive Order will not impact...
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Profiles in Immigration – Thai Couple Brings Classic Asian Cuisine to Downeast Maine
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Profiles in Immigration – Thai Couple Brings Classic Asian Cuisine to Downeast Maine

When Vee Napapornpipat opened her Blue Hill restaurant, Siam Sky in May of 2018, she did not know she would...
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USCIS Announces Delay in H-1B Cap Petition Processing
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USCIS Announces Delay in H-1B Cap Petition Processing

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a delay in data entry and receipt notices for FY2021 H-1B cap-subject...
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2020 H-1B Alternatives
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2020 H-1B Alternatives

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services indicated it received approximately 275,000 registrations for the available 86,000 slots in the most...
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Impact of Work Closures and Temporary Shutdowns on H-1B Status
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Impact of Work Closures and Temporary Shutdowns on H-1B Status

Please note, the COVID-19 situation is very fluid and the government agencies are issuing new and changing guidance on an...
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COVID-19 Impacts to FY2021 H-1B Lottery
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COVID-19 Impacts to FY2021 H-1B Lottery

With online registration for H-1B petitions closing at noon EST on March 20, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)...
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Immigration Updates on COVID-19
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Immigration Updates on COVID-19

As governments and health organizations worldwide respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. visa and green card holders and sponsors should...
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Strategic Use of the E Visa with Blanket L Petitions
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Strategic Use of the E Visa with Blanket L Petitions

Multinational companies rely on being able to move important team members at the speed of business. To do this effectively,...
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H-1B Online Registration System Opens March 1st
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H-1B Online Registration System Opens March 1st

Employers hoping to sponsor a foreign professional on an H-1B visa through the H-1B cap lottery can start to create...
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Public Charge Rule Change: What You Need to Know
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Public Charge Rule Change: What You Need to Know

Changes to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Public Charge Rule, scheduled to go into effect February 24th,...
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Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban
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Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban

An expansion of President Trump's 2017 travel ban adds Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. With the expansion, announced...
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Immigration Options for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs
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Immigration Options for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

Northeastern University’s announced opening of The Roux Institute in Portland has sent shockwaves of excitement through Maine’s tech industries –...
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Iranian Citizens No Longer Eligible for E Visa
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Iranian Citizens No Longer Eligible for E Visa

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that citizens of Iran will no longer be eligible for E-1 or...
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Immigration 2020 – Now is the Time to Think About Green Card or Naturalization
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Immigration 2020 – Now is the Time to Think About Green Card or Naturalization

This is the first in a series of articles looking at immigration policy and law in 2019, and what to...
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Immigration 101

The TN Visa – A List of Applicable Occupations

The TN visa provides employers with an avenue for hiring “NAFTA professional workers” from Canada or Mexico. The TN visa...
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