Berardi Immigration Law Unveils Brand New Website

Berardi Immigration Law has recently unveiled a brand new website with a completely different look and feel. We wanted to be sure our website was as easy to navigate as possible and was also a source of information for our clients. We invite you to spend some time on our new website and check out […]
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Privacy at the Border

Our lives are extensively documented on phones, laptops and in the cloud. These devices carry records of private conversations, photos, medical documents, banking information, travel history, internet browsing history and much more. Some of this information is very personal and it can be sensitive to many travelers entering the United States. With the number of […]
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President Trump Endorses New Immigration Bill Calling for Merit-based System

President Trump has endorsed a new bill that will cut current immigration levels by 50 percent over a 10-year period. The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act) was introduced by Senators Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue (Ga.). It is a modified version of a bill introduced in April that sought to […]
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Consequences of Withdrawing Marriage-based Green Card Applications

One of the underlying rationales driving immigration policy in the United States is family unity. The law allows U.S. citizens to petition for certain qualified relatives. If approved, this petition would permit a spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21 or a parent to come and live permanently in the U.S. These immediate relatives […]
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Premium Processing Resumed for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

Premium processing has been suspended for all H-1B petitions since April 3, 2017. The program was put on hold in an effort to reduce overall H-1B processing times. A high volume of premium processing requests over the past few years put a strain on USCIS making it difficult to process long-pending petitions and to prioritize […]
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U.S. Lifts Laptop Ban on Inbound Flights

Back in March, the United States banned passengers from carrying laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Four months later, the controversial travel restrictions have been lifted. Why did the Trump Administration impose the laptop ban? The United States was not the only country to place specific travel […]
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Travel Ban Update: New Compromise

The Supreme Court has announced a new compromise over President Trump’s travel ban. The government may enforce tight restrictions on refugees, but it must also adhere to the expanded definition of close familial relationship, which was handed down by Hawaii District Court Judge Derrick Watson last week. What has happened since the Supreme Court got […]
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