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Author: Jeff MacArthur

  • NAFTA Nonimmigrant Visas (TN and L-1): A Comparison

    NAFTA Visas: A Comparison L-1 Status TN Status Summary Available to individuals who have been employed on a full-time basis by a foreign corporation outside of the U.S. for at least one year during the preceding three-year period in either a managerial, executive (L-1A), or specialized knowledge (L-1B) capacity.  Individual “transfers” to affiliated U.S. entity. […]
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  • Deportation/Removal from the United States

    The Immigration and Nationality Act contains several provisions regarding the deportation of non-citizens. Non-citizens may be deported for a variety of reasons including criminal issues or illegal entry/employment issues. Long-time “green card holders” or lawful permanent residents of the U.S. are also subject to such provisions. Rosanna Berardi is a former Trial Attorney for the […]
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  • Impact of a Criminal Conviction on Your Immigration Status

    The U.S. government does not recognize foreign pardons when determining admissibility. This means that even if your past conviction was pardoned, you may still need a criminal waiver to enter the U.S. In this video, Attorney Rosanna Berardi discusses when a criminal waiver may be needed. Did you take a plea agreement without realizing you […]
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  • Inadmissibility to the U.S. & the Petty Offense Exception

    Even if advised by CBP that you need to obtain a criminal waiver, you may qualify for the Petty Offense Exception. Don’t go to the time and expense of filing for an unnecessary waiver. Call Immigration Attorney Rosanna Berardi for a consultation to determine if you qualify for this exception. Do you think that because […]
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  • Tips for Peace Bridge Appearances

    US Immigration Attorney, Rosanna Berardi, discusses issues relating to entering the United States. Topics include waivers, entry documents, role of immigration officer, search and seizure rights and other best practices. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), certain applications and petitions that are employment-based may be presented for adjudication by a CBP officer at […]
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  • Job Duties of a CBP Officer

    If you are applying for admission to the United States, you will encounter a CBP Officer at one of the more than 300 land, sea or air ports-of-entry.  CBP Officers are responsible for facilitating trade and travel while simultaneously enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations which include customs, immigration and drug laws. CBP Officer’s screen all […]
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  • The Faces Within the Department of Homeland Security

    More than 230,000 men and women work for DHS on a daily basis with a common goal of maintaining the security of the United States.  Part of this important mission involves security and management of the nation’s borders as well as enforcement and administration of immigration regulations. Agencies that might typically be encountered include U.S. […]
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  • L-1 Nonimmigrant Visa: Intracompany Transferees

    Is it time to expand your foreign business in the U.S.? Do you work for a foreign corporation that is looking to transfer you to the U.S.? If so, you may qualify for L-1 nonimmigrant status. The L-1 visa category is used to transfer foreign employees to U.S. affiliated companies. Berardi Immigration Law has successfully handled hundreds […]
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  • Visa Granted to Sister of New Jersey Girl with Cancer

    Fox News reported yesterday that federal officials will provide a humanitarian visa so a 5-year-old New Jersey girl can get a life-saving bone marrow transplant from her Salvadoran sister. ]]>
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  • Temporary Alien Labor to Meet Temporary or Seasonal Needs (H-2A & H-2B)

    U.S. employers may petition for skilled or unskilled alien workers to meet temporary or seasonal needs in positions for which qualified U.S. workers are not available. It is important to note that the employer’s need for such services must be temporary . There is currently an annual cap of 66,000 visas for H-2B workers. There […]
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