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I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification

Posted on March 9th, 2017 by Gabriel

Recent shifts in immigration policy as well as the vow of increased scrutiny of the hiring of foreign nationals by the Trump administration make this an ideal time for employers and HR professionals to ensure that their paperwork and records are complete and accurate. While it has... [ Read More ]

H-1B (Fiscal Year 2018)

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Gabriel

As the submission period for H-1B petitions approaches, it is important to be aware of several changes as well as proposed changes to the program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will accept applications during the first week of April, and all predictions point... [ Read More ]

New DHS Memorandum

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by Gabriel

On Tuesday February 21, the Department of Homeland Security issued new rules regarding unlawful immigration to the US. Among these new set of rules are the expansion of the number of immigrants who are prioritized for removal. This includes people that are in the country unlawfully... [ Read More ]

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 ]

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