Immigration

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The New 90-Day Rule: Presumption of Willful Misrepresentation. The Department of State (DOS) has updated the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to change the criteria determining the conduct that could give rise to a presumption of “willful misrepresentation,” making visa applicants “inadmissible” to the U.S. under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Read more …

Requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa. Below you may find a list of the requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa. First, the foreign national or business must be a citizen of a treaty country. Read more …

Hope after illegal entry – Waivers of unlawful presence based upon extreme hardship. Many assume that if they entered the United States illegally, there are no immigration options available to them. There are many possibilities, but here we will focus on just one—a family-based petition with a waiver of unlawful presence. Read more…

La presencia en los EE.UU. es ilegal cuando el DACA expira. Para aquellos cuyos DACA expiran pronto – sin la opción de renovación o extensión – es importante saber que se acumula presencia ilegal desde la fecha de su vencimiento. Read more…

Respuestas prácticas después de la rescisión del DACA. El 5 de septiembre de 2017, el U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) anunció la rescisión de la Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Aquí más información sobre lo que es DACA y cómo se termina. Mas aqui...

BEWARE OF UNLAWFUL PRESENCE WHEN YOUR DACA EXPIRES. For those whose DACA will expire soon – without the option of renewal or extension – it is important to consider that you may begin to accrue unlawful presence on the date of expiration. Read more …

Practical answers after the DACA rescission. On September 5, 2017, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). See here for more information on what DACA is how it will be terminated. Read more … 

The end of DACA: Undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children will not be protected anymore. On September 5, 2017, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and issued the Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Read more…

El Presidente Trump Emitió una Orden Ejecutiva Que Impacta en el Programa H1-B. El 18 abril 2017, el presidente de los Estados Unidos Trump emitió una orden ejecutiva llamada “buy American and hire American, “comprar americano, emplear americanos”. Read more…

L’amministrazione Trump Emette Ordine Esecutivo Teso a Favorire l‘Assunzione di Cittadini Americani a Discapito dei Visti H-1B. Il 18 aprile 2017, il presidente USA Trump ha emesso l’ordine esecutivo Buy American and Hire American, “compra americano, assumi americani”. Read more …

Redesign of Green Cards and the Employment Authorization Documents Coming soon. On April 19, 2017, USCIS announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). USCIS will issue the new cards starting on May 1, 2017.The idea is to create cards that are highly secure and more tamper-resistant than the ones currently in use. Read more …

President Trump Targets Current H-1B Visa Program Claiming Discrimination against U.S. Workers. On April 18, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order on “Buy American and Hire American”. The EO states that “it shall be the policy of the executive branch to buy American and hire American.” Read more…

Government targets discrimination of U.S. workers in favor of H-1b visa holders. On April 3, 2017, the U.S. citizenship and immigration services (uscis) and the U.S. department of justice (doj) issued public statements cautioning employers petitioning for h-1b visas not to discriminate against u.s. workers. Read more …

Employment authorization for spouses of H-1B visa holders (h-4 dependent spouses) at risk. Read more…

Inmigración en los Estados Unidos: Nueva posibilidad para emprendedores internacionales. Read more …

Immigrazione usa: nuova possibilita’ per gli imprenditori internazionali. Read more …

Suspensión del trámite por prioridad (premium processing) para las visas H-1B. Read more …

La modalita’ “premium” per i visti H-1B e’ temporaneamente sospesa dal 3 Aprile, 2017. Read more …

Temporary suspension of premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions after april 3, 2017 Read more …

Waiting for the big beautiful door: basic pointers for foreign nationals during the early days of the Trump administration. Read more …

New international entrepreneur rule published January 17, 2017. On January 17, 2017, a final rule was published allowing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to parole foreign entrepreneurs into the United States who can show that their stay would “provide a significant public benefit because he or she is the entrepreneur of a new start-up entity in the United States that has significant potential for rapid growth and job creation.” (82 FR 5238). Read more …