Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Posted in: November, 2011

Amor y Una Green Card: Como Se Puede Solicitar la Residencia para el Amor de Su Vida

Estar enamorado es maravilloso en si mismo, pero hay otro beneficio además: es posible solicitar la  residencia para el amor de su vida si es ciudadano/a (o Ud. puede solicitar la residencia si el amor de su vida es ciudadano/a). ¿Qué tiene que hacer para solicitar este beneficio? Si está casado/a y su esposo/a está […]

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Last call for H-1Bs!

USCIS reports that as of as of 11/18/2011 (last Friday), they have received approximately 61,800 H-1B cap-subject petitions. This means that there are only a few thousand H-1B slots left for this fiscal year. Should I try to file the H-1B petition now or wait until the new cap season? It is possible that the […]

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What is the current FY 2012 H-1B Cap Count?

As of November 14, 2011, approximately 56,300 H-1B cap-subject petitions were receipted. Additionally, USCIS has receipted 20,000 H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees. Remember, H-1B petitions tend to run out quickly when fewer are left, so be sure to get yours filed today!

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Top Six Things an H-1B Employee Should Know

1.       I’m in a different immigration status right now. Can I change status in to H-1B without leaving the US? You may be able to. If you are in J-1 status, you must confirm with your attorney that you are not subject to the two –year home residence requirement. If you are in B-1/B-2 status, you […]

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Top Twelve Things an Employer Should Know about the H-1B

1.       What is an H-1B visa? The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant (meaning not permanent residence/green card) visa for professionals who hold specialty occupations. Specialty occupation is defined as a position that requires the “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge” and that requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent as a minimum […]

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Friday Fun Facts!

1. Sumner Immigration Law has a new web page – check out our upcoming events on the page of the same name! 2. The Decmeber 2011 visa bulletin is already posted. Priority dates have advanced, so be sure to check it out to see if yours is current. If it is, be sure to start […]

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Attention Haitians: File for TPS, If You are Elegible!

USCIS Reminds Eligible Nationals of Haiti to File for Temporary Protected Status If you are a national of Haiti and are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), don’t forget to file! You can obtain temporary permission to live and work in the United States.  TPS was originally designated for Haiti in January 2010 in response to […]

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Can I file in the EB-2 Category?

Many foreign nationals starting the employment-based permanent residence process are eager to have their case filed in the EB-2 category. The EB-2 category is for positions that require at least a master’s  degree, or a bachelor’s degree followed by five years of progressive work experience.  This may sound easy for the master’s degree holder, or even for […]

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Upcoming SIL Events

Please join us at the following events – we would love to see you there! November 17th – Women Rock! The Rewards and Challenges of Being a Female Executive in a Male-Driven Industry – Sumner Immigration Law will sponsor this amazing event (open to both men and women). The event will be held at The […]

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November is here! Have you done these things to prepare?

November is upon us! Have you done the following things to make sure your immigration ducks are in a row? 1. The last days for filing for the diversity visa lottery are upon us! File your application now to avoid last-minute computer glitches, and secure your chance to win a green card (if you meet […]

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