Year: 2009

Pro Bono Success in Record Time
I am pleased and proud to report that last week this office obtained  Lawful Permanent Residency status (“Green Cards”) for a Jewish Studies teacher at a Jewish Day School and [...]
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To B or Not to B
Over the course of the summer a couple of new clients presented with a similar issue – one had previously entered the country in B-1 status, stayed for 6 months [...]
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Thanks to iCert H-1B Filings are Taking Longer than Ever
Thanks to iCert, the new “and improved” online system for filing Labor Condition Applications, H-1B applications are now taking longer than ever.  The new system was rolled out a few [...]
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H-1B visas. What a Difference a Year – and TARP, Make…
On April 20, 2009 USCIS announced that it had received only 44,000 cap-subject petitions since the filing window opened on April 1.  For those who may have forgotten the bedlam [...]
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The Dream Act
If Congress has the courage to pass the bipartisan legislation proposed in the House and Senate on March 26, 2009 the Dream may well come true this year for millions [...]
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9th Circuit Holds the BIA Erred in Finding Expunged Conviction is a Bar to Relief
The 9th Circuit ruling in Ramirez-Altamirano v Mukasey, is a welcome expansion of its earlier finding that State court defendants should not be treated more harshly than Federal court defendants [...]
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Time is Running Out for Some Religious Workers
On February 4, 2009 USCIS announced a March 6, 2009 deadline for (non-minister) Religious Workers with an approved I-360 to adjust their status.  In other words, to all those Day [...]
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A New Sherrif in Town
On January 21 President Obama instructed all Government Agencies of the Executive Branch that “in the face of doubt, openness should prevail.”  It remains to be seen, therefore, whether we [...]
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Immigration Law for Academic Faculty in 2009: What You Need to Know Right Now
Immigration rules are a moving target and 2009 is shaping up to be one of the toughest years yet. Want to know more? Download my FREE article “Immigration Law for [...]
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