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FORM I-407, DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR GREEN CARD TO CBP

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Gabriel

Following President Trump’s Friday executive order, citizens and nationals of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia are facing increased scrutiny, and sometimes harassment, when entering the United States.  Despite the fact that judges and officials at the Department... [ Read More ]

TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS OF COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY RECENT PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS—Green Card Holders and Dual Citizens

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Gabriel

President Trump’s executive order signed Friday 1/27/17 has placed a 90 day ban on entry into the US of foreign nationals from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia.  Citizens and nationals from those seven countries, traveling on any type of visa, are currently being... [ Read More ]

Trump’s Executive Orders–What You Need to Know

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Gabriel

In the past four days, there has been chaos and confusion across the nation after President Trump signed an executive order which suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days as well as imposed a 90-day ban on entry for nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia,... [ Read More ]

La Muy Esperada Memorándum del USCIS Para Adjudicar Los Perdones I-601a

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by Gabriel

  Finalmente, el USCIS ha publicado un memorándum de póliza que incluye las directrices  sobre cómo las peticiones del perdon I-601A serán adjudicadas. Esta información es fundamental para los abogados que son capaces de analizar correctamente los casos de elegibilidad. El... [ Read More ]

THE MUCH AWAITED USCIS POLICY MEMO FOR ADJUDICATING I-601a WAIVERS

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by Gabriel

Finally, after having been in drafting stages for more than one year, the USCIS has published a policy memo which includes the much anticipated guidelines on how the I-601A Waiver petitions will be adjudicated.  This information is critical in attorneys being able to properly analyze... [ Read More ]

I-601a Waiver Expansion

Posted on August 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

I-601a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver of Inadmissibility Expansion  On July 22, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security sought to expand the eligibility for people who may qualify for a provisional I-601a “Stateside” waiver. Prior to this change which is set to go... [ Read More ]

Silicon Valley Immigration Attorneys MJ LAW | EB-1 and O-1A Visas: A smart option for entrepreneurs, inventors, and talented STEM professionals

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

With our immigration law offices in San Jose and San Francisco, we frequently assist in successfully obtaining visas for the diverse foreign talent that has enriched the high tech industry. Many foreign IT workers think only about applying for an H1-B visa to work in the US. However,... [ Read More ]

O-1 Visa For Entertainers, Athletes & Others Of Extraordinary Ability

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Gabriel

The United States offers the O-1 visa to artists, entertainers, athletes, and other people of extraordinary ability who are coming to the US to perform, compete, or work in their specialty. This so-called “genius visa” attracts a variety of temporary workers to America to showcase... [ Read More ]

FY 2017 H1-B Visa Fee Increase

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by Gabriel

As April 1st gets closer, many are getting ready to file their H1-B Visa under the FY 2017 H-1B Visa quota. Unlike previous years, this year’s will be quite different for certain applicants. On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed a new law that will increase the H1-B Visa ... [ Read More ]

DHS Amends Regulations to Improve H-1B, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1 Classifications

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Gabriel

On January 15, 2016, the DHS released a set of regulations to improve various non-immigrant classifications including, H-1B1, E-3, CW-1 and EB-1.  These regulations will improve the programs and eliminate all of the hassle that places these workers at a disadvantage. This blog will... [ Read More ]

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