Category Archives: Employment Authorization

E-2 Treaty Investor Visas Available to Citizens of New Zealand

Beginning on June 10, 2019, citizens of New Zealand will be able to qualify for E-2 treaty investor visas. What is an E-2 visa? E-2 visas allow New Zealand citizens to either start a new business or to purchase an existing business in the U.S.  With the visa, the applicant is permitted to oversee and direct day-to-day operations of […]

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What is a USCIS I-551 stamp and how to I get one?

In this post we will discuss what is an I-551 Temporary Evidence Stamp and when and how to get one from your local USCIS field office. What is a I-551 Temporary Evidence Stamp? An I-551 Temporary Evidence Stamp is a stamp obtain from a local USCIS field office and serves as an extension to 1) […]

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E-2 Treaty Investor Visas Available to Citizens of Israel

Beginning in May 2019, citizens of Israel will be eligible to apply for E-2 treaty investor visas. What is an E-2 visa? The E-2 visa allows citizens of Israel to buy an existing business or to start a new business in the United States, and to apply for a visa in order to oversee its […]

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Immigrating to the United States After Trump Won The Election

The U.S. election stunned the world. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, I don’t think anybody expected Trump to win as resoundingly as he did. I’ve already gotten dozens of emails from former, current and prospective clients asking, “how does this affect my immigration options to the United States?” The short-term answer is […]

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USCIS Filing Fees Increase on December 23, 2016

Effective December 23, 2016, USCIS will increase many of its filing fees. Any applications received on or after this date will be subject to the new fees: G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request — $65 ($20) G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Microfilm) — $65 ($20) G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Textual Record) — $65 […]

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Increased Fines for Violations of Immigration Law as of August 2016

Penalties for violations of immigration law increased on August 1, 2016 after the Department of Justice issued an interim final rule as an inflation adjustment. The rule increased fines for Form I-9 paperwork violations, for engaging in unfair immigration-related employment practices such as discrimination, document abuse and document fraud, and for knowingly hiring or continuing […]

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Executive Branch Asks Supreme Court to Rehear US Versus Texas

On Monday, July 18, Attorneys for the Department of Justice filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting that the Court re-hear U.S. v. Texas once a ninth justice has been appointed to the court. Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, the justices deadlocked 4-4 in their opinion on the case […]

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| Posted in DACA, DOMA, Employment Authorization, U.S. Immigration, Uncategorized, USCIS, Waivers |



What Comes Next After Supreme Court Ties on US Versus Texas

The Supreme Court ruled this week 4-4 on the controversial case of U.S. v. Texas, the case looking at President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would affect millions of undocumented immigrants. The tie, […]

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Executive Orders Under Review

In 2012 immigrants who arrived in the United States as children found relief from deportation under the new guidelines for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.  The 2012 guidelines came in the form of an Executive Order by President Obama.  Similarly, he implemented the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent […]

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Using K1 Fiance Visas to Help You and Your Loved Ones

K-1 visas, or fiancé visas as they are frequently referred to, are one of the tools utilized to bring loved ones into the country if they are not already related to you.  The purpose of  K-1 visas, according to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is “to bring a foreign national fiancé(s) living abroad […]

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