April 26, 2020

Physician Immigration Q&A Webinar Reply (April 22, 2020)

Enjoy this replay of our April 2020 monthly free webinar exclusively for physicians and medical employers. Physicians, if you have an immigration question on your mind, join us for our next free webinar and get the facts about immigration rules that could affect you, your family, or your practice. Physicians, register for our next webinar […]

April 24, 2020

USCIS Offices Preparing to Reopen on June 4

From the USCIS: On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after June 4. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services […]

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Immigration: Non-Citizen Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits under the CARES Act

Under the basic requirements established in the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), non-citizens usually qualify for regular unemployment insurance benefits (UI) if they are authorized to work. The federal funded unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act establish federal funding for three major UI programs (pandemic unemployment assistances, additional […]

April 12, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Immigration: Non-Citizen Eligibility for Recovery Rebates under the CARES Act

The recovery rebates under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act are administered under tax law and has very specific requirements as to eligibility. Generally, noncitizens must (1) meet certain income limits, (2) have social security number, and (3) satisfy resident alien requirement under the “green card” test or “substantial presence” test. The […]

April 11, 2020

[Webinar Replay] COVID-19 Impact on Immigration

Here are the replay and slides for our latest webinar, “Legal Update: COVID-19 Impact on Immigration,” with the information you need to know about legal immigration consequences for non-citizens and employers of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and government response. Watch the replay to learn more about immigrant eligibility for unemployment, healthcare, and other benefits, the […]

July 23, 2019

The Troubling Trend of Long Delays in EB-5 Immigant Investor Application Process

Nearly all immigration applications before the USCIS are experiencing slow processing times. EB-5 immigrant investor petitions are no different. In fact, since May of this year, the estimated processing time of EB-5 I-526 petitions has spiked to its highest yet: 45.5 months. Even though thee Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) announced that the backlog of […]

July 22, 2019

Visa backlog grows in August, causing longer delays for many green card applicants

The Department of State has posted the visa bulletin for August 2019. Almost all employment based (EB) green card categories are now experiencing backlogs which are expected to continue through September. In October, a new round of immigrant visas become available so the backlogs might become shorter or eliminated at that time.But right now, the […]

July 20, 2019

Do’s and Don’ts for Texting with Lawyers

Today, our phones are constantly attached to us like an extra limb. So of course, many clients find it convenient, efficient, and effective to text their attorneys. However, clients need to take certain precautions to protect their confidential information when using mobile phones to communicate with their lawyers. Here are some do’s and don’ts when […]