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Professors & Researchers

Visa Bulletin Predictions – June 2017 and Beyond

The man behind the visa bulletin, Charlie Oppenheim, has recently shared some of his predictions and insights into the visa bulletin with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The highlights include: EB-1 and EB-2 Worldwide: There has been a “dramatic” increase in the demand in these categories, and there may be a cut-off date over […]

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Breaking News: USCIS Fees Are Increasing – File Now or Forever Pay Higher Fees!

In May 2016, USCIS issued a new proposed rule that would increase USCIS filing fees for the first time since 2010. The comment period on the proposed rules has ended, and USCIS has published an advance copy of the final rule. We anticipate that the final rule will become effective on December 23, 2016. The […]

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File Now to Save! USCIS Publishes Proposed Filing Fee Increases!

On May 4, 2016, USCIS published a proposal to increase filing fees across the board to recoup the cost of processing immigration applications. UCIS filing fee amounts are reviewed every other year. USCIS last adjusted its fees in November 2010. The filing fees for the fiscal year 2017 are slated to increase an average of […]

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EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability: Does the Quality of Journals I Publish in Matter?

In order to meet the requirements for the EB-1 alien of extraordinary ability category, the EB-1 beneficiary must document that she or he meets certain regulatory requirements. One way to meet this requirement is to show that you have received a major international award such as the Nobel Prize. The second way is much more […]

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President Obama’s Executive Action Announcement – 11/20/2014

As you likely know, this evening President Obama announced his plan for Executive Action for immigration reform. President Obama actually gave very little detail in his address this evening; it is expected that he will outline the plan in more detail tomorrow afternoon in Las Vegas. However, the White House has released preliminary information about the […]

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How to choose an immigration attorney

Wondering what to look for when selecting an immigration attorney to help with your filing? Check out our list of questions to consider here!  We handle family-based and employment-based immigration matters, and we welcome your phone calls and emails. Please contact us at 804-396-3412 or at info@sumnerimmigration.com. We look forward to hearing from you!  

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Green Cards for Postdoctoral Researcher Scholars: Easier to Obtain a Green Card on H-1B than on J-1?

Many postdocs working in the US as research scholars are here on the J-1 visa. The J-1 visa is a temporary visa classification, and it actually does not allow for dual intent. Dual intent refers to the idea that a foreign national can hold a particular temporary visa classification and have the permanent residence (green […]

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How to find a great EB-1 or NIW immigration attorney

Wondering how to find a great EB-1 or NIW immigration attorney? Check out this list of questions to consider!

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Tips to Avoid (or Reduce the Chances of) an EB-1 RFE

Are you thinking of filing an EB-1 petition as an alien of extraordinary ability or outstanding researcher or professor? Check out our guide for reducing the chances of a request for evidence on your EB-1A or EB-1B case. 

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What is the National Interest Waiver Filing Process?

Are you interested in filing the EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability or Outstanding Researcher/Professor, or EB-2 NIW, but not sure what the filing process is like? Check out this visual for an overview of the process! If you are looking for experienced EB-1 or NIW attorney, please contact us today for a free assessment of […]

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