Summary of President Obama’s “Immigration Accountability Executive Actions” Plan

December 4, 2014
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On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of immigration reforms to address several parts of the immigration system. Some of his key initiatives are expanded and new deferred action program for undocumented individuals in the U.S., improvements to certain business and family petitions, and border security and enforcement. Deferred Action Changes President Obama.. read more →

New Adjudication Standard for NIW petitions – A More Flexible Framework

April 24, 2018
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In a precedent decision issued on December 27, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS’) Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) announced a new analytical framework for determining whether a foreign national is eligible for a national interest waiver (NIW) under the EB-2 category. The decision known as Matter of Dhanasar is intended to make the waiver.. read more →

Nunc Pro Tunc – A Possible Relief to Late Filed Applications

March 3, 2018
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Time is of the essence in immigration matters. Failing to file an application in time can result in severe consequences from an immigration standpoint. In these types of situations, applicants may invoke the doctrine of “Nunc pro tunc” as a last resort, which is a discretionary relief that can be granted by the U.S. Citizenship.. read more →

EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Through January 19, 2018

December 27, 2017
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The EB-5 program was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a program initially enacted as a pilot in 1992, read more →

International Entrepreneur Parole Now In Effect

December 27, 2017
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The International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) was published during the Obama Administration to provide international entrepreneurs a new avenue to apply for “parole” – a discretionary permission to enter and remain in the United States temporarily, to establish and grow start-up businesses. read more →

Applicable Grace Periods Upon H-1B Denial and Termination

November 17, 2017
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The present briefing summarizes the rules governing grace periods applicable upon denial or withdrawal of an H-1B petition (1) and upon termination of employment under H-1B visa (2).   read more →

Immigration Intent

July 5, 2017
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I. Categories of Intent with Respect to Immigration read more →

Successful Immigration Law Firm Opens a New Branch Office in the San Gabriel Valley

June 26, 2017
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June 23, 2017, City of Industry, California read more →

Immigration of Children and Age-Related Issues

June 9, 2017
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Although in most situations it is easy to determine the child or children of an individual, in immigration it is not so simple. In general, the term child includes biological, adopted, and step-children. In immigration, child also includes these types of children, however, in immigration the age of the child is an important factor. In.. read more →

American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21) Rules Regarding Portability

May 5, 2017
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The American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) The American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) is a law that was passed by the United States in October 2000. read more →

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents Can Search Your Cell Phone and Other Devices Anytime They Want

April 19, 2017
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Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful searches and seizures do not apply at the border (this includes “functional borders” in the interior of the country).  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officers can search travelers without any level of suspicion.  They have the legal authority to go through any object crossing the border within 100 miles,.. read more →