Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Posted in: May, 2020

Premium Processing Will Resume in Stages in June!

In March 2020, USCIS suspended all premium processing services for all types of petitions due to the pandemic. USCIS announced today that they are resuming premium processing services in stages. I-140 Petitions: Effective June 1, 2020, USCIS will accept Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all eligible Form I-140 petitions. H-1B Petitions: June 8th – USCIS will accept premium processing […]

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I Lost My Job on H-1B (or other nonimmigrant visa status): What are My Options?

By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk Unemployment is always concerning, and now the possibility at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now as we face the economic uncertainties of the coronavirus. When faced with an unexpected lay off or furlough it is especially important for foreign workers on non-immigrant visas to make sure they […]

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Unemployment Benefits and Foreign Nationals – Part Three: How Does Receiving Benefits Impact My Future Applications?

By Samantha Davis, Richmond, Va Immigration Lawyer We understand the uncertainty and stress that has unfolded in 2020, amidst a pandemic, concerning immigration announcements, and job instability for many. While we may not be able to eradicate these issues, we are releasing a series of blog posts to provide clarity during this uncertain time. This […]

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Unemployment Benefits and Foreign Nationals – Part Two: The CARES Act

By Samantha Davis, Richmond, Va Immigration Lawyer We understand the uncertainty and stress that has unfolded in 2020, amidst a pandemic, concerning immigration announcements, and job instability for many. While we may not be able to eradicate these issues, we are releasing a series of blog posts to provide clarity during this uncertain time. This […]

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Unemployment Benefits and Foreign Nationals – Part One: Am I Eligible?

By Samantha Davis, Richmond Immigration Lawyer We understand the uncertainty and stress many are facing with increased immigration changes and job instability, especially during the pandemic. We have written a series of blog posts to provide some clarity regarding unemployment insurance during this uncertain time. This blog series will cover the following topics: (1) Eligibility […]

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CPT Students: Be Ready for the RFE!

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a program that some F-1 students participate in when their course of study requires an internship, externship, or other hands-on work experience as part of the coursework. When an F-1 student who is working on CPT submits an H-1B petition requesting a change of status, USCIS will often issue a […]

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