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H 1B Visa FAQ
Can an H-1B alien intend to immigrate permanently to the U.S.? Can an H-1B alien travel outside the U.S.? How do you apply for an HB1 Visa? How long can an alien be in H-1B status? If my company is acquired by another company, do I have to file for an amended H-1B? Must an H-1B alien be working at all ... Read more

A Waiting Game: The Uncertainty of Immigration
About one million people immigrate to the US legally each year. That's not enough to admit everyone who wants in. The wait to immigrate can last more than a decade. Are there ways to be admitted legally faster that can lead to immigrant status down the line? Quotas and restrictions limit and delay immigrant ... Read more

Name Check Processing Delays Citizenship
What's in a name? Hundreds of immigrants had their applications for citizenship put on hold while federal authorities performed "name checks" before passing their applications. Immigrants from the Los Angeles area reached a settlement over these delays. Settlement Over Citizenship Application Delays ... Read more

Keeping Immigrant Families Together
The road to a green card is now less burdensome for some spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens. TAn executive order signed by President Barack Obama allows some undocumented immigrants who are applying for green cards to remain in the United States during most of this process. The new rules ... Read more

To be able to vote, hold public office or serve on a jury, a person must be a United States citizen. Living in the US doesn't automatically make someone an American citizen. Residents of the US can have the status of aliens, nationals or citizens. Aliens are people who have left a foreign country to ... Read more

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New POMS Evidentiary Requirements for Stateless Persons

New POMS Evidentiary Requirements to Demonstrate “Statelessness”The Social Security Administration (SSA) has updated the evidentiary requirements for demonstrating “statelessness&#82 ... Read more

A Domestic Tax Inversion

According to Bloomberg Business, more Americans who are living outside the U.S. gave up their citizenship in the first quarter of 2015 than ever before. (see article at http://bloom.bg/1zOKGM2). ... Read more

Fertility Treatment & Expanded Immigration Benefits

Families that use assisted reproductive technology such as in-vitro fertilization, foreign surrogates or other forms of technology to start their families can now pass on their family based immigra ... Read more

Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. citizens and LPRs (DAPA)

On November 20, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order for Deferred Action for certain adults who have been in this country since January 1, 2010, and ... Read more

Johnny Football's Trademark Woes - A Lesson In Acting Fast

While processingtrademark applications for our clients, I often run into interesting tidbits of intellectual property fun, about which I am just sure other people would enjoy knowing. This weekend I s ... Read more

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