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I’m on an H-1B Visa, When Should I Start the Green Card Process?

By Brianne Donovan, Immigration Attorney You’re on an H-1B visa – congratulations! We understand how difficult and complex the U.S. immigration process can be. Having an H-1B visa provides a sense of security for three years initially and can be… Read More
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Travel on AP (Advance Parole)

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes lots of travel to see family and friends! Do you plan to travel and re-enter the US on AP? Travel in the Covid age can always be challenging, but if you are a foreign nati… Read More
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I-751 Interviews Waived?

USCIS has recently updated their Policy Manual to clarify the factors that they will consider to waive the interview for the I-751. The I-751 is the form that a couple (or individual) files to remove the conditions of their green card. If you have fi… Read More
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No More Combo Card? The De-Coupling of APs & EADs!

USCIS has recently confirmed that they are intentionally separating the processing of the AP (advance parole) and EAD (employment authorization document). When a foreign national files the adjustment of status application (I-485, also known as a gree… Read More
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Employment Based Interfiling: New USCIS Guidelines to Transfer Underlying Basis

by Brianne Donovan, Immigration Attorney On Friday, January 21, 2022, USCIS released new guidance for requesting a “Transfer of Underlying Basis.” More commonly, this is known as an “Interfiling Request.” What is an interfiling request? An in… Read More
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Keep your identification current!

If you are a foreign national in the United States, keep your identification documents current! It may be okay for your visa to expire (depending on your situation), but make sure you have a valid passport and/or other valid government ID with your p… Read More
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Traveling as a Green Card Holder in Times of Covid: Part 1

Traveling overseas for an extended period of time when you have a green card (permanent residence card) has always been tricky. However, it has become even trickier during the Covid pandemic. We’re publishing a series of blog posts about travel… Read More
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When to begin PERM labor certification recruitment - Wait or Do It Now?

One of the key elements of a successful PERM labor certification process is timing. There are many deadlines and timelines to track within the PERM process, and timing can make or break a PERM labor certification case. One of the strategic decisions… Read More
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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a New President): What a Biden Presidency May Mean for Foreign Nationals and Their Employers

By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk *Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of policies nor a guarantee. Further, this article does not serve as political commentary. President-elect Joe Biden will likely pursue an immigration… Read More
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Covid & Consular Post Updates: K-1s, Immigrant Visa Interviews, and USCIS Interviews

Many of our clients have been patiently waiting for their interviews at the US consulate overseas or with USCIS to be rescheduled following agency closures due to the Covid pandemic. Unfortunately, many of our clients, and other applicants, are still… Read More
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