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  • Breaking News: USCIS to Expand Interviews for All Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants

    USCIS announced yesterday that beginning on October 1, 2017, they will begin expanding in-person interviews for applicants moving from an employment-based nonimmigrant status to Lawful Permanent Resident status through the filing of an Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) application. This change comes as part of President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign […]
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  • Immigration under the Trump Administration: Fact or Fiction?

    United States immigration policy has been at the forefront of media coverage since President Donald Trump took office in January. Unfortunately, much of what has been reported is either exaggerated or inaccurate. Berardi Immigration Law has spent the first quarter of the year addressing immigration in the news, and we have addressed the media on […]
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  • Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

    It’s not the number of H-1B visa holders from banned countries that is driving this challenge The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers. The administration’s seven-country ban is, for the tech industry, a blinking […]
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  • Trump travel ban is ‘scary’ for Hollywood, which relies on a global talent pool

    Los Angeles producer Rossi Cannon relies heavily on foreign directors and cinematographers to make commercials for brands such as Nike. Cannon, 48, never thought that her access to the global talent pool might be limited.Now she’s not so sure. The election of President Trump, she says, has increased anxiety in the entertainment industry about how […]
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  • Refugee resettlement agency on Trump's ban: 'Our clients are very concerned'

    Catholic Charities of Buffalo planned to welcome 19 refugees to Buffalo this week, but instead those refugees are temporarily banned from entering the United States for the next four months. An executive order signed Jan. 27 by President Trump suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and halts admissions of citizens from seven […]
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  • Is the Travel Ban Illegal? Immigration Attorney Weighs in on Trump's Executive Order

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s been a busy weekend for immigration attorneys, who constantly fielded calls related to President Trump’s executive order that calls for a temporary immigrant and refugee ban from seven countries. “Some of our clients are corporations that have offices throughout the world and they transfer people from various countries into the U.S. […]
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  • Client Update Following President Trump’s Executive Orders

    On Friday, January 27, President Trump signed an Executive Order halting visa issuance to refugees for 120 days (and for Syrians indefinitely), and stopping immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days. These countries include: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.   Trump’s order took effect immediately, leaving many foreign nationals and green […]
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  • Client Travel Warning Following President Trump’s Executive Orders

    On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order relating to visa issuance, screening procedures, and refugees. The Executive Order is titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” Key points of the order provide for: • A 120-day suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. • An indefinite ban […]
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  • BIL’s Border Recap for August

    Berardi Immigration Law has had another successful month at the Peace Bridge. Each of our clients’ petitions was approved, and we presented several interesting cases to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Below we provide a brief summary of some of these cases in this month’s border recap: TN Reconsideration Our office regularly receives urgent phone […]
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  • Sanctuary Cities: Buffalo Law Journal Interviews Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi

    The Buffalo Law Journal recently interviewed Berardi Immigration Law’s Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, regarding a hot topic in the immigration world: sanctuary cities. In the article, published on August 24, 2015, several Buffalo immigration attorneys discuss the negative and positive aspects of sanctuary cities and the toll they will have this political season. For those […]
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