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Is an H-1B Leave of Absence Allowed?

By Brianne Donovan, Immigration Lawyer Just as a U.S. worker can take a leave of absence, H-1B employees are allowed time off work without jeopardizing their immigration status. Unfortunately, life happens, regardless of your immigration status. It m… Read More
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Visa options for the United States

We have posted here a nonimmigrant visa chart, which outlines the most commonly used temporary visa classifications for the United States including the major requirements and limitations. We hope you find this helpful. As always, please keep in mind… Read More
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Do I Have to Use an Attorney to Apply for Citizenship in the US?

Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States! The day marks the signing of the US Constitution on September 17, 1787. It is also a day to recognize those who have become US citizens (though here at Sumner Immigration Law, we cel… Read More
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TN Status for Citizens of Mexico Coming to the US: How Long Can I Stay?

The TN visa classification was created pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and is for citizens of Canada and Mexico coming to the US to work in professional positions. Canadian citizens seeking TN status in the US can apply d… Read More
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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 se… Read More
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Need to send an employee to the US to work? Plan Ahead and Avoid Delays and Surprises!

If you need to send (or bring) an employee to the US to work, you can take a few easy steps to make the process faster and smoother for you, your company, and for the employee. For example, these are the basic questions to consider; this information… Read More
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School attendance low? Check your state's immigration laws!

This week, a federal judge ruled on whether key portions of Alabama’s immigration law should stand. The judge ruled that certain portions cannot be enacted, included prohibiting undocumented foreign nationals from attending public colleges, and… Read More
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What is a priority date?

What is a priority date in US immigration, and why does it matter? In most cases, there are three major factors that determine how soon an applicant for permanent residence status will receive the green card: The country he/she was born in. The famil… Read More
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Friday Fun Facts in Immigration Law!

No more employment-based green cards are available this fiscal year! US Department of State reported on Sept. 15th that the annual limit has been reached. No worries though; in less than 15 days the new fiscal year will start, and numbers will be ava… Read More
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Visa Overstay? Tread with Caution!

Visa Overstay? Tread with Caution! US Department of Homeland Security has recently announced that it is implementing broader security checks for foreign nationals who have overstayed the period of authorized stay (frequently called “overstaying you… Read More
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